Baath (goan Coconut Cake)
So, I know I'm asking for trouble by posting my recipe for Baath. Every Goan household has their own recipe, most of the versions I've had as a child have been too dry, too mealy and I would forgo eating it all together. When I grew up, I decided to give this recipe a go, I Love Coconut, so a coconut cake was just up my alley. My mums recipe was too dry, the recipe in the book I referred to yielded the same :( I was about to give up, when I thought about adding some cream to the mix and actually making the recipe simple. Risky business! I made this today for tea, my Dad was over. 'Needs some more coconut, no?' ha!ha! Dad. I like it this way and little miss calls it a coconut pie and loves it too. Case closed!
If you feel you need a little more coconut, feel free to add a little. This cake doesn't need frosting, is perfect for tea and is an integral part of our Christmas platter of sweets. I have even made these into cupcakes, the recipe makes 12 and they bake in 20 minutes.
So, please give this recipe a go, if you are a coconut lover or a lover of cake too :) Enjoy!