Coconut Bread Pudding

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut, divided
  • 1/2 cup fresh coconut
  • 1 (1 pound) loaf French bread, cut into 1 inch cubes

Instructions

1_ Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with butter, and dust with confectioners' sugar.

2_ In a large bowl, combine sugar, eggs, egg yolk, coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and coconut extract. Mix until smooth. Stir in 1 cup of flaked coconut, and 1/2 cup fresh coconut. Fold in bread cubes until evenly coated. Pour into prepared baking dish. Set aside for 30 minutes.

3_ Bake on a cookie sheet in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Sprinkle top with remaining 1/2 cup flaked coconut. Continue baking for 25 to 30 minutes, or until center springs back when lightly tapped.

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