Pan de Coco.

I saw a recipe for Pan de Coco (coconut bread) on the Whole Foods website and decided it was time to overcome my fear of yeast doughs!

Ingredients: Flour, sugar, salt, coconut milk, unsweetened coconut, yeast, butter, and warm water.

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Fun!

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Recipe on screen:

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I mixed the coconut, sugar, yeast, and warm water together and let it sit for about 20 minutes.

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While I waited, I mixed together the flour and salt in another bowl.

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I used light coconut milk and reduced fat shredded coconut to cut down on the fat a little.

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I added the flour, coconut milk and melted butter to the yeast mixture.

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It formed a beautiful dough!

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After I formed the dough, I covered it with flour and put it in a huge bowl!

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Once covered with a towel, I stuck it in the oven to rise.

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I have to wait how long??

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An hour and a half! Ugh, patience isn’t my thing!

I can’t believe that I let 90 minutes go by and I didn’t even take a peek at my dough! I’m glad I waited because my dough really puffed up Smile

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I punched it down a little and cut it into individual portions. The recipe said it made 8 rolls, but mine made a lot more than that!

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I stuck the 13 rolls on two greased baking sheets and sent them back to the dark oven to rise again…

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…for 45 more minutes! More waiting!

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They rose again! I took the rolls out of the oven and then preheated it to 350 degrees.

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While baking, these babies made the whole house smell amazing!

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A comparatively-short 25 minutes later…the rolls were light brown and beautiful!

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You smell good. You are pretty. I think I love you.

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I let them cool…for a couple seconds and then picked out the biggest roll for z and to split!

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When I broke it open steam came pouring out. Wonderful, coconutty dough smelling steam!

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OMG. (Yes, OMG).

These were awesome. Hot, doughy, slightly coconutty and perfect.

Let me tell you that these beauties were 100% worth the wait!

Go make these now!

If you use margarine, they will be vegan.

I’m sure they can also be made with a gluten-free flour. Just make them. Now.

YUM.

This pan de coco will make you loco. <—good one, huh?

 

Off to babysit MG! Love that little boy <3

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3 thoughts on “Pan de Coco.

  1. Looks delicious! I’m always looking for breakfast bun recipes that are just slightly sweet, and love coconut. One thing, though: I doubt the recipe would work with a gluten-free flour, since the gluten “scaffolding” is what holds up a yeast bread. Think you’d wind up with a very heavy pancake without any gluten.

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