My dear friend Anna, gave me her mum's recipe for Coconut Loaf. Its been in her family for many years. Its very easy and simple! 1 bowl - no fuss. I added my own spin to this recipe - channelling the Cherry Ripe flavour.
1& 1/2 cups plain flour (sifted)
3 tsp baking powder
1 cup dessicated coconut
3/4 cup caster sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup water
(optional) mixed frozen berries
Preheat oven (190C) and grease and line base of a loaf tin.
In a mixing bowl, sift flour and baking powder, mix in coconut, sugar and salt. Pour in water and vanilla and mix to combine. [Add berries if you want it mixed through the mixture]
Pour mixture into greased and lined loaf pan, (add berries if you want berries to be just on top - they don't sink into the mixture in the oven) and bake for 45 minutes.
When cooked, take out of oven onto wire rack, allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before turning cake out of tin to cool completely.
I served this with a chocolate ganache (which makes it not so dairy free). [Mix heated cream with chopped chocolate. Ratio depends on consistency you want but about 1 to 1].