CFCA serves approximately 84,000 sponsored children and elderly in Guatemala. Here is a recipe from Isabel, mother of a sponsored child in Guatemala, who makes and sells coconut bread to help her family’s income. This recipe makes approximately 20 pieces of bread.
- 3 pounds or 6 cups of flour
- 3 coconuts (If you don’t want to make coconut milk by hand, you can use 2 cups of canned coconut milk.)
- A handful of yeast (allow yeast to rest for 2 minutes)
- 1 stick of margarine
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- First shred the coconut, and then add a little water. (If using canned coconut milk, proceed to step 3.)
Place the shredded coconut into a colander or cheese cloth and squeeze coconut milk into a separate bowl. Discard drained coconut, or use in another recipe.
Add flour, margarine, salt, sugar and yeast to the coconut milk.
Fold all of the ingredients together until you form a soft dough. Let dough rest for 15 minutes.
Cut small pieces of dough and make little balls.
- Cover the balls of dough with a tablecloth and allow dough to rise in the warmest place of the home (around 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit).
Finally, place the pan inside the oven, preheated to 375 degrees for about 20 to 30 minutes.
To see a video of Isabel and her family: