Food & Dining

Recipe: Coconut bread

Courtesy of Pepe’s Cafe and Steak House in Key West.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. coconut extract
  • 1 cup fancy shredded coconut
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • Directions

    Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and extract, then sour cream. Add the coconut. Fold in flour, baking powder and baking soda. Turn into lightly greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until done.

    Makes 1 loaf, 9-10 slices.

    Serve toasted or warm. Freezes well.

    Suggested substitutions: omit coconut extract and coconut. Use maple extract and walnuts for Maple Walnut bread. Use lemon extract and 1 tbsp. poppy seeds for Lemon Poppy Seed bread. Use vanilla extract and any fruit such as peaches, pears, cranberries, etc.