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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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~ Toasted Coconut Lemon Bread ~

1 3/4 cups flour
1 t baking powder
3/4 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 cup sour cream
1 t grated lemon peel
1 t lemon flavoring
1 t coconut flavoring
1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted

~Topping~
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted

Preheat oven to 350F.
Prepare 3 to 4 small loaf pan (3 1/2x5 inch)
by spraying with cooking spray. In a medium
bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking
soda and salt; set aside. In a large bowl,
beat together butter and sugar. Add the egg,
sour cream, lemon peel, both flavorings and
beat thoroughly. Fold in dry ingredients and
1/2 cup toasted coconut. Spread dough in the
prepared pans. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or
until a toothpick inserted in center of bread
comes out clean. allow to cool in pan for 5
minutes, then remove to wire rack. While bread
is still warm, make topping and drizzle
over top.

Topping: Combine lemon juice and 1/4 cup of
sugar in small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and
boil until sugar is dissolved. Add coconut and
stir to combine. With a tooth pick, punch holes
in top of still warm bread, then drizzle topping
mixture over top. Allow to cool thoroughly.

Note: To toast coconut, place desired amount of
coconut on a jelly roll pan, spreading out. Place
pan in a preheated 400 degree oven. Watching
carefully, bake for about 1-2 minutes, stir with
a fork and continue baking until coconut turns
a light brown. Remove from oven and allow to
cool before using in recipe.
Makes 3 - 4 small loaves

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Wrap with Saran Wrap and secure with pretty
raffia. Add gift tag. A deliciously delightful
gift-giving idea.


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