4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
6 oz. sugar
1 egg (beaten)
¾ cup coconut milk or whole milk
¼ lb. shortening (melted)
1 tsp. vanilla essence
2 cups grated coconut
6 oz. raisins (floured -optional)

In large bowl, sift in flour, and baking powder, add sugar, egg, coconut milk, melted shortening and essence.  Stir in grated coconut and raisins (optional). Blend ingredients well and knead on floured board. Shape into loaves and out in greased loaf pan (filing only two-thirds of the pan). Dust top of loaf with sugar and bake at 350 for about 1 hour. Bread should be golden brown (test bread to make sure it’s done. Poke a toothpick into the top of the bread, it should come out clean-- or tap the top and you should hear a hollow sound).