This loaf may be a bit of a "Plain Jane" on the outside but it's Elle MacPherson on the inside. It's groovy and Boho and tropical and a bit sun kissed. It may look like a beige twinset, but it's really a sarong on the beach. Trust me, I know about these things. Have a great weekend my friends.
Mango and Coconut Loaf
adapted from here
125g unsalted butter, softened
175g (1 cup) light brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs, room temperature
225g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
60g (1 1/4 cups) sweetened (moist) coconut flakes
90g (1/4 cup) golden syrup
250g (1 1/4 cups) mango puree (2 - 3 large mangoes put in a blender and blitzed)
Preheat the oven to 160C. Spray a 30cm x 11cm loaf pan with cooking oil spray and line it with baking paper. Set aside.
Place the butter, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat on medium for 5 minutes, until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Add it to the butter mixture along with the coconut, golden syrup and mango puree. Mix gently until just combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50 - 55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan before transferring to a platter to serve.