Sunday Supper – Strawberry Coconut Loaf

This weekend we wen’t to the Kumeu Classic Car and hotrod show, just like we do every year but now we have Taylor and our saving our pennies to buy a house I decided we would take a picnic and not need to spend money on over priced junk food. I gathered a few cans of drink, items for a cheese platter and some fresh fruit but also knew we needed something else to make it special. We had quite a few strawberries that I considered freezing but thought better of that and whipped up a delicious Strawberry Coconut Loaf and boy was it good. Heavy enough to be a good lunch box treat but sweet and refreshing that it was perfect for a hot day out.

Strawberry Coconut Loaf

Strawberry Coconut Loaf


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut
  • 1 cup Chelsea White Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries hulled and chopped



1. Preheat oven to 160°C  and grease a loaf pan.

2. In a large bowl combine all ingredients together. Make sure not to over mix.

3. Put into a greased loaf tin, bake at 160°C for 1 hour.

Strawberry Coconut Loaf


Meet the Good Family

The Good Family

Welcome to the blog. We’re the Good family. Here’s a little intro into who we are.

Tui – That’s me, I’m not actually a Good yet but I will be one day. I’m the mom of the family and spends my spare time (the little that I gets) crafting and cooking. I also love reading and getting out and about around NZ too. You can see my instagram here.

Sam –  Sam’s the dad and photographer of the family but to earn a crust he works as a soundey in the NZ film industry and enjoys tinkering with cars and building things with wood. You can read his blog here if your interested and feel free to follow him on instagram here.

Taylor – Taylor is our little guy who arrived in September 2013 and has taken over and changed our world in the best way possible. This blog was started as a way of recording our adventures now he is apart of our lives.

Follow along as we adventure through life as a family and explore NZ and the rest of the world.

– Tui