I don’t know how is it possible but despite of the huge amount of sweets I ate during Christmas I don’t have enough, and still want more! Today something for breakfast with a tropical flavour. Small, sweet buns with coconut filling. Warm taste like classic coconut cookies. Cold can be served also as a dessert. Extra easy to make Brazilian classic!
Ingredients (make about 12 buns)
½ cup milk
1 egg (+1 to to brush over buns)
2 cups wheat flour
30 g (1 oz) butter
2 tbsp sugar
2 teaspoon yeast
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
¼ cup milk
¼ cup milk
¾ cup coconut flakes
Knead all dough ingredients ( for about 8 min. or if you are using a food processor with a dough hook for about 5 min.). Put it aside in a warm place, for about 1-2 hours, until double its size. In a small pan warm up (for about 2 min.) all the filling ingredients until sugar melt and coconut flakes absorb milk. Cool the filling mixture.
When the dough double its size, roll it ( about 5 mm in thickness), evenly spread the filling mixture. Starting at a long edge, roll up the dough jelly-roll style. Cut the roll into equal pieces (about 12), place them on the greased baking pan, leave in a warm spot for another 30 min. Brush the buns with whisked egg, bake until golden brown (15-20 min.), at 200 oC (400 F).