Never shall it be said that I won’t go far enough for good food. Today’s adventures included rescuing a runaway coconut, and then laboriously reducing its hairy and almost impenetrable body to a fragrant pile of grated flesh. But it was all worth it for this blog’s first venture into Christmas baking. I’d been eager to get elbow-deep in spices and candied fruit, and Barbadian Christmas cake proved an excellent way to assuage this urge. I’m not usually a fan of fruitcakes, but this lighter, coconutty version really hit the spot.