I have my Grandparents popping over for afternoon tea. Some of you might not know but I am a hairdresser, and it has become a ritual that as well as indulging in tea and a piece of cake, I do my Granny's hair once a week. This week it is a moist almond and coconut cake, this is such an easy recipe and great to freeze and use when needed.
Almond & Coconut Loaf
150g butter, softened
150g caster sugar
155g plain flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
3/4 cup of milk
1/3 cup of almond meal
1 cup of coconut
Handfull of flaked almonds
Preheat oven to 175 degrees
Beat together the butter and caster sugar until pale and creamy
Add the eggs one at a time
Mix all the dry ingredients and fold into the mixture
Pour mixture into a lined loaf tin and sprinkle with flaked almonds
Place into the centre of the oven for 45 minutes or until cooked.
Try slicing and toasting it in a frying pan, and serve with a spoonful of ice-cream!