Food & Drink

Matt Tebbutt’s coconut bread and raspberry cream recipe

Matt Tebbutt’s coconut bread and raspberry cream (Chris Terry/PA)
Matt Tebbutt’s coconut bread and raspberry cream (Chris Terry/PA) Matt Tebbutt’s coconut bread and raspberry cream (Chris Terry/PA)

“This is more cake than bread, I’d say,” notes chef Matt Tebbutt.

Tebbutt – who has teamed up with kitchenware brand ProCook – adds: “It’s especially delicious toasted in a dry pan to crisp the edges a little. This works well as a stand-alone brunch treat or as a sweet snack at any time of the day.”

Coconut bread and raspberry cream

Ingredients:


(Makes 8-10 slices)

370g plain flour


3tbsp baking powder


1-2tsp salt


160g caster sugar


80g desiccated coconut


300ml coconut milk


2 large free-range eggs, beaten


1tsp vanilla extract


75g butter, melted and kept warm

For the raspberry cream:


100g crème fraîche


100g mascarpone


1–2tsp good-quality raspberry jam


150g raspberries, to serve

Coconut bread and raspberry cream
Coconut bread and raspberry cream Coconut bread and raspberry cream (Chris Terry/PA) (Chris Terry)

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/400°F/gas mark 6. Line a 900g loaf tin approximately 24cm x 14cm with baking paper.

2. Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and desiccated coconut in a mixing bowl. Combine the coconut milk, eggs, vanilla extract and melted butter in a jug, mix well, then slowly pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix well between additions to form a smooth batter.

3. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes to one hour. Allow to cool a little on a wire rack before turning out and slicing.

4. To make the raspberry cream, beat the crème fraîche and the mascarpone in a bowl. Gently mix through a spoonful of the raspberry jam to give a ripple effect.

5. When you’re ready to eat, toast the bread in a dry pan, spread over a little jam and top with the raspberry cream and fresh raspberries.

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