Recipe by alligirl
Taken from Wholefoodsmarket .com and posted for ZWT. "This Honduran staple, known as "pan de coco," is like a plump dinner roll. It's delicious served alongside a meal of rice, beans and fried plantains. Or enjoy a roll simply with a cup of coffee in the morning or afternoon. This recipe was inspired by Euceria Bernandez, a baker and Whole Planet Foundation microcredit client." 'Rest' times for the bread are NOT included in prep/cook time.
Top Review by NorthwestGal
Wonderful! I didn't detect a whole lot of coconut flavor in these bread rolls. But I will definitely make them again though, because they are super easy to make and the perfect thing to top off a tropical themed dinner. I will just add little (maybe 1/4 tsp) coconut extract for an extra coconut boost. Delicious! Thank you, alligirl. Made for ZWT7 for the Mischief Makers team.
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened finely grated coconut
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 1⁄2 cup warm water
- 3 1⁄2 cups flour, plus more for kneading
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening, melted
Directions See How It's Made
- Put coconut, sugar, yeast and water into a small non-reactive bowl and stir briefly.
- Set aside until mixture is swollen and bubbly, about 15 minutes.
- Mix flour and salt together in a large bowl.
- Add yeast mixture, coconut milk and butter; using your hands or a wooden spoon, stir until well combined.
- Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface and knead, dusting with more flour as necessary, until soft and elastic, 5 to 6 minutes.
- Form dough into a ball, dust generously all over with flour and transfer to a clean large bowl.
- Cover bowl with a kitchen towel and set aside in a warm spot to let rise until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
- Divide dough into 8 pieces and roll each into a ball.
- Arrange balls of dough on a large greased baking sheet, spacing them 3 to 4 inches apart.
- Set aside in a warm spot, uncovered, to let rise until doubled in size again, about 45 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Bake bread until deep golden brown and cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm or set aside to let cool to room temperature.