Perhaps I feel undue pressure, but when a friend called a few days ago to say she and her family were coming by for an impromptu visit, I immediately went into cooking overdrive as I wracked my brain for a quick 'n easy recipe that wouldn't necessitate a trip to the supermarket.
Fortunately, I had all the ingredients for this deliciously zesty Lemon 'n Coconut Loaf close at hand, and I bet you regularly do too.
HURRY-COMPANY-IS-COMING ZESTY LEMON & COCONUT LOAF
125 grams butter
1 cup sugar
2 cups self-raising flour
Grated zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup ground coconut
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1: Cream butter and sugar till light and creamy.
2: In a separate bowl sift flour and salt together.
3: Add eggs to creamed mixture one at a time together with 2 teaspoons of the sifted flour.
4: Mix in sifted mixture and remaining ingredients and beat till just mixed.
5: Pour into oiled, floured loaf tin and sprinkle with extra coconut then bake at 180 C for 50 - 60 minutes.