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Coconut loaves

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Coconut loaves

I remember clearly when I wrote down the ingredient list that I was to use coconut milk in this bread. But I mixed 2% milk instead 🤦🏻‍♀️ Still it came out as a fragrant tasty bread! I braided the 5-strand loaf too tightly too. 

  • 140g sourdough discard (100% hydration)
  • 100g coconut milk 
  • 2g instant yeast
  • 30g whole wheat flour 
  • 250g all purpose flour 
  • 50g sugar
  • 6g salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 40g coconut oil
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp coconut extract 


The other bake was a spelt + coconut loaf. I made it small just to see how this flour feels in a dough. The dough was very soft and I think maybe the hydration should be lower for the next bake. We love the nutty fragrance and taste of spelt + coconut now. 

  • 120g sourdough starter
  • 210g water
  • 300g spelt flour
  • 6g salt
  • 30g brown sugar 
  • 20g coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract