How To Make Coconut Bake

In this post I provide instructions how to make coconut bake. My mother loves to cook and most of my recipes are based on what she taught me. My son is presently in Trinidad (where she resides and where we were born) and she is cooking all the things that he likes to eat.

Roast Coconut Bake is one of the dishes that she did and I had my daughter make a list of the ingredients and take pictures. She did a superb job!!! Thanks guys and I love you both!!!!

1 Pound (1 1/2 cups) flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp lard
1/2 cup of grated coconut (depending on the size of the bake)
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp yeast

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Using water, combine ingredients into a dough or ball, and knead for about 5 minutes. The dough should be a little stiff if it is too soft add some more flour. Place dough into a bowl and cover with a towel and let raise for 15 minutes, then knead again until dough is smooth if it is not, cover to raise again and then knead.

When dough is soft, you can divide the dough into two if you like. Roll each dough into balls cover and let raise again for 20 minutes. Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees. After the dough is fully risen, roll them out using a rolling pin but not too thin. Place them on a greased flat baking pan. Using a fork lightly stick holes on top of the dough; this prevents the bake from raising too high. Place into oven until bake is golden brown.

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5 Responses to How To Make Coconut Bake

  1. Leah July 8, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

    What kind of flour? Love your site but you need to be a little more detailed

    • WhaToCook July 8, 2015 at 4:29 pm #

      Thanks for your kind compliment and suggestion.

      You know we sometimes take things for granted and assume that everyone will know what you are talking about. The flour I am using is Robin Hood – Original. I know there are flours on the market these days with ingredients to rise the dough. Try and get the flour without this ingredient.

      If you opt to use the flour with the rising ingredients, omit the baking power and yeast listed in this recipe. Thanks for visiting. Cheers!

  2. andre November 27, 2015 at 5:47 pm #

    Found your site via appleTv. Well done, like Leah above a little bit more detail like having the ingredient list displayed on screen helps. Also how long should you leave the bake in the oven.?Thanks again and this is well done. Going to try tonight.

    • WhaToCook November 27, 2015 at 8:37 pm #

      Oh my goodness! I am so excited to receive this first message from someone who has purchased an AppleTV! Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment. Inserting the ingredients list is a great idea. Thanks for the suggestion. I will work on including it into my video editing routine! It takes about 35 minutes for the Coconut bake to be fully baked.

      I have a question for you, how is the experience viewing my videos on the television screen as opposed to a computer screen?

      Thanks again for stopping by!

  3. Andre November 27, 2015 at 11:44 pm #

    Thank you for the info. Martina. The viewing experience has been great. I have only used the appleTV and only using the PC now because I am going to try your coconut bake recipe where the ingredients are listed. I could tell from viewing that all content was designed for the PC viewing audience in mind. It is well worth noting that the TV viewing audience is accustomed to fully produced content, not saying that your content has to be overdone but that will be your new audience as well and it would be something to take note of when doing future content. Just to get some idea as to some of your other participants in this appleTV space, you may want to look at’s many presentations. They also have an appleTV app. You are the only Caribbean cook on AppleTV that I have seen thus far so jump on this opportunity big time as I am sure today alone many new appleTVs would have been purchased given its the Friday after thanksgiving and we are heading to the Yuletide season. Great work and keep the flag flying high

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