Lemon Coconut Tea Bread

Preparation info
  • Makes


    23 x 13 x 7 cm loaf, about 16 slices
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

  • About

Unsweetened desiccated coconut imparts both sweetness and richness to this easy tea bread. If you can only find sweetened coconut, reduce the sugar in the recipe by 2 tablespoons and pulse the coconut in the food processor to make it finer.


  • 260 g flour
  • 140 g sugar
  • teaspoons


  1. Set a rack in the centre of the oven and preheat to 180°C/gas mark 4.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and coconut.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the eggs to break them up, then whisk in the milk, butter, lemon ju