Costa Maya Coconut Bread

READY IN: 1hr 28mins
Recipe by Chef Otaktay

This is a very delicious bread my ex gf who is Mayan/Mexican had this recipe from her mother who got it from her great grandma who was Mayan:) anyways this is very delicious:) I hope you enjoy it as much as I did

Top Review by kayhay1973

I did make a few changes to the recipe. Instead of 2 cups of water, I used a 13.5 ounce can of coconut milk and enough pineapple juice to equal 2 1/4 cups of liquid. After letting it soak for 30 minutes I used my immersion blender to further chop up the coconut. I also used 3/4 cup of pineapple juice instead of warm water to activate the yeast. I had about 1/4 cup of pineapple juice left from the two 6 ounce cans of pineapple juice that I used in the coconut mixture and yeast mixture, so I added it when I added all the ingredients to the yeast. I used 2lbs of cake flour and 1lb of regular flour, although, I didn't need all of it to get the dough to the correct consistency. I started with the cake flour and then added regular flour until smooth and elastic.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Directions: grate the coconut and discard any brown skins. Add 2 cups water to the coconut and let sit for 30 minutes. If using dried grated coconut, add an additional 1/4 cup water to compensate for the lack of moisture. Dissolve the yeast in 3/4 cup warm water. Add the sugar and 3 T of the flour and let rise until bubbles form. Add all remaining ingredients except flour. Add 3/4 of the flour.
  2. If you are using a bread mixer, add additional flour until mixture pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Mix for 5 minutes or until elastic. If mixing by hand, knead for about 8 minutes continually adding additional flour or until smooth and elastic.
  3. Cover and let sit until doubled. Punch down dough. Divide dough into 30 balls. place on greased cookie sheet and flatten slightly. The shape should resemble English muffins, only a little smaller. Each bread should be at least 1 inch apart. Brush with melted butter. Let rise for 30 minutes.
  4. Place bread in preheated 400°F oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with additional butter. Serve warm or toasted.

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