One hour is all it takes for this moist coconut loaf drizzled with chocolate ganache and shredded coconut!
So chocolate walks into a bar, and he sees coconut sipping on a martini. He walks over, buys her another round, and by the end of the night the two are madly in love.
Flash forward to today, they are married and enjoying life together as this Chocolate Coconut Bread. Things couldn’t be better.
Oh how I love a good love story.
August is a crossroads between “it’s still hot” and “I want to eat like it’s fall.” Even though my school days are over, I consider back to school the beginning of the year over the calendar year. I absolutely love this time. When the afternoons are still long and you’ve finally gotten a decent summer glow going (thank you, Irish complexion), but also when you’ve had a relaxing few months and are ready to go back into work mode. Hard.
Everyone is still wearing dresses and shorts, but there is an electricity in the air. People are coming back from vacations, planning their fall schedules, and shopping for sweaters.
If August were a baked good, it would be Chocolate Coconut Bread. It has the summery flavor of coconut, but the warmth of fall with its richness. It is light enough for a late summer night, but it also feels like a perfect transition away from peaches and figs and towards pumpkin and apples.
This bread is absolutely packed with flavor, and is easy enough that you won’t be fussing in your kitchen for hours on end. In fact, one hour is all it takes to make this beauty.
Luckily, I’ve still got one more trip to look forward to before fall begins. Tomorrow I’ll be flying to Michigan to visit Alex for his birthday. Then next week I’m headed to see my amazing blogging friend Monique of Ambitious Kitchen. It should be the perfect way to wrap up this summer.
Maybe I’ll bring some of this bread with me on the flight 🙂