(p.s. Stella's first sleepover turned into her wanting to come home around 11 that night and my husband meeting my brother in law off a freeway exit to make another kid swap with a homesick little girl.)
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
6 tablespoons butter, melted and browned
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan; set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar and coconut. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in egg mixture. Stir in wet ingredients until just combined. Add butter and stir until just smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour 1 1/4 hour or until tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for five minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack. Serve warm with butter and a dusting of powdered sugar.
*Next time I make this lovely loaf, I'm going to use toasted coconut and part coconut milk in place of the milk.
Recipe from Smitten Kitchen