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Coconut & Orange Plait

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About the bake

This beautifully fragrant loaf, combines the sweet and zesty flavours of coconut and orange. A slice of this loaf is a great served with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

110Total Time
40Prep Time
30Bake Time
8Serves
A little effort

Method

  1. Step 1:

    Place all the ingredients, with the exception of the coconut milk into a mixer with the dough hook attached.

  2. Step 2:

    Mix to a soft dough and knead for 5 minutes. Add the coconut milk gradually until your reach the right consistency.

  3. Step 3:

    If mixing by hand, put the flour, sugar, salt, orange rind and coconut in a bowl.

  4. Step 4:

    Sprinkle on the yeast and mix to a soft dough with the coconut milk, orange extract, orange juice and egg. Knead on a floured board for 10 minutes.

  5. Step 5:

    Shape the dough into three long strands, plait and then join the two ends of the plait to make a circle.

  6. Step 6:

    Place onto a greased baking sheet and leave to prove until double in size.

  7. Step 7:

    Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan, gas mark 5)

  8. Step 8:

    Bake for 30 minutes then leave to cool on wire cooling rack.

  9. Step 9:

    Mix the fondant icing sugar with water until it reaches a good consistency. Then drizzle over the cooled loaf. To finish sprinkle orange zest over the icing.

Ingredients

  • For the Loaf

    • 450g Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour
    • 1 tsp Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 50g Dessicated coconut
    • 1 Allinson's easy bake yeast sachet
    • 200ml Coconut milk (warmed)
    • 2 tbsp Orange extract
    • 1 Orange(s) (finely grated rind & juice)
    • 1 Egg (free range) (beaten)
  • For the Icing

    • 150g Silver spoon fondant icing sugar
    • 1 Orange zest

Utensils

  • Large mixing bowl

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