You Put The Lime In The Coconut...

Don't let the fact that it's January and cold, stop you from feeling tropical.  In fact, the quickest and cheapest way to get a dose of the Caribbean is through cooking.  Two flavours in particular scream vacation.  Any guesses?  And no rum isn't one of them.  It's lime & coconut of course.  Oh how I'd love to be soaking up some rays right about now. Barefoot on a white sand beach, trashy magazines in hand, and working on my tan.  Not the case today.  At least I've got a little slice of the tropics to go along with my flannel PJ's.  Happy Morning to me!

Lime & Coconut Loaf w/ Lime Glaze

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp lime zest
2 eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup yogurt (lime, strawberry, vanilla - you choose)
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut

1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp milk
1 tsp lime zest

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly butter 9-by-5 inch loaf pan.
Mix first six ingredients in large bowl. Add in coconut. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, applesauce, yogurt, lime juice and vanilla.  Fold into the dry mixture until just combined.
Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Cool 30 minutes in pan on a rack, then turn out onto rack to cool completely.
To make glaze:  whisk all the ingredients together.  Pour onto cooled bread.  Allow to set for 15-20 minutes.  Enjoy.


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