Today I'm going to tell you an authentic recipe for Kokosnussbrot, einem Frühstücksklassiker aus Barbados!
However, so that you really get into the baking mood, first a few impressions of my trip to Barbados in winter 2019.Jump to Recipe
I “fled” from the cold and uncomfortable weather in Germany to the small Caribbean island. Instead of rain and snow, I was spoiled by the sun and tropical temperatures.
I particularly remember dreamlike beaches:
... wonderful sunsets:
... excellent Rum:
and for sure the yummi food:
The cuisine of Barbados
I could fill my own blog with typical Barbadian dishes. But I wanted to focus on breakfast recipes :-). Thus, just a few quick words about Barbados cuisine.
Generally, the locals who are also called: „Bajans“ eat lot's of Fish especially grilled. Also very tasty are fried Fish Cakes which can be obtained as street food at any time of the day or night. At street stalls you can also find delicious Bajan Patties. These are pies made from a kind of shortcrust pastry with a filling of vegetables, meat or fish. Basically, they are very spicy.
Most supermarkets sell several warm dishes for take away every day, from late morning until late in the afternoon. Each day there is macaroni pie with a lot of cheese on the menu. Macaroni pie seems to be the locals' favorite dish. I've never seen macaroni pie on the menu as often as in Barbados.
Otherwise you can always get at the fresh counters in the supermarket in the restaurant or snack stands Rice (mostly with peas) and beef/chickenprepared with a very tasty - and above all very spicy - marinade (Bajan Seasoning). Some fresh cucumber or tomato salad is regularly on offer. The dishes are usually quite spicy. If the degree of spiciness is not enough for you, you can turn to the Bajan pepper sauce which is available in every restaurant or snack stall and stocked in rows of supermarket shelves.
But now finally to the Breakfast in Barbados:
Breakfast in Barbados
In general, the locals have a rather simple breakfast: toast, very soft buns, butter and jam. Fresh tropical fruits (mango, pineapple, passion fruit, bananas) are also part of the breakfast.
However, something really special on the breakfast table is Coconut Bread, that can be found all over Barbados. This is a compact, sweet loaf-shaped bread with lots of desiccated coconut, raisins and cherries. Vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg make the taste unique. Coconut Bread The bread is very rich and you actually need little or no topping. I like it best with fresh fruit and a light mango mousse.
Coconut Bread from Barbados is quick and easy to prepare and, wrapped in aluminum foil, theoretically stays fresh for several days. Practically, however, probably not because it is so delicious that it is eaten in no time at all ...
Well, all that remains to be said is: Have fun baking and enjoy your Coconut Bread!
- 125 gr. butter or margarine room temperature
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 80 ml. coconutwater or normal water
- 125 gr. brown sugar
- 125 gr. coconut grated
- 250 gr. flour
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeng
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 3 tbsp. raisins
- 20 glacé cherries
- For the Coconut Bread preheat the oven to 160 degrees. Grease the cake pan. Sprinkle the bottom and side walls with desiccated coconut from the inside. Put the loaf pan in the refrigerator.
- Mix (coconut) water with the vanilla extract.
- Process all ingredients except for the raisins, cherries and approx. 4 tbsp desiccated coconut into a compact dough. Halve or fourth cherries (except for 6 - 8 for the decoration) and knead into the dough with the raisins.
- Divide the dough into two equal pieces. Roll out both pieces in the size of the loaf pan. Place the first half of the dough in the mold and make a slight dent lengthwise in the middle with the outside edge of your hand. 3 tablespoons of the retained coconut flakes are sprinkled into this dent. Place the 2. half of the dough on top and carefully pressed togehter.
- Sprinkle the remaining coconut flakes and some brown sugar over the top of the cake. Lightly press the retained cherries into the dough in a line.
- Bake the bread in the middle of the oven for about an hour.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool.
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