29 November 2011

Coconut Bread 椰子面包

I found a pack of desiccated coconut at the deep corner of my freezer, hmm... what should I do... thinking of the way to make full use of it. Flip through the recipe books, finally go straight to Carol's recipe.

Is fun to shape this bread. Cut and show off the inner filling make it looks tempting. I made the filling a night before making the bread, this make the whole process much more organized for me.

When bread was done, the moment I opened the oven, I was captured by the intense coconut's aroma! If you like coconut, this is a must try recipe! Carol's mentioned in her recipe that the bread looks like a chicken feet 凤爪, what do you think :D

Recipe adapted from Carol
I made 11 nos 
Ingredients for filling:
70g unsalted butter, soften
100g coconut powder (used 150g desiccated coconut)
60g icing sugar
30g milk powder
25g egg (1 egg)

Ingredients for bread dough:
270g bread flour (used 300g)
30g plain flour
1/2 tsp instant dry yeast
1 egg
30g sugar
1/8 tsp salt
150ml milk
30g unsalted butter

Steps for filling:
1. Place desiccated coconut, icing sugar, milk powder and salt into a bowl.
2. Add in soften butter, use hand to mix well all ingredients until combined.
3. Add in egg and mix well until it form a dough.
4. Cover and keep it in fridge for at least an hour (I keep it overnight)
5. Take out from fridge 10 mins before shaping the bread. Divide into the 11 portions.

Steps for bread:
1. Place all ingredients in a big bowl (except butter and milk), mix the mixture with hand, gradually add in milk, knead to form a rough dough. Add butter and knead to form smooth dough.
2. Spray water on dough, cover and let it proof for 60 mins.
3. Punch down the dough, divide the dough into 11 portions, roll dough into a ball, cover and let it rest for 15 mins.
4. Flatten the dough, wrap in the filling, flatten the dough again and roll it into oval shape. Fold it into half and into another half again (the dough now is a triangle with 4 clear layers)
5. Use knife to cut 2 lines on the dough and flip the cut side upwards.
6. Place the dough on baking tray, spray with water and let it proof for another 50 mins.
7. Egg wash the dough before place it into oven.
8. Bake at 170C for 18~20 mins.


  1. Nice nice ! I think they look like 2 hearts shape join together. I love coconut bread, can have several at one go. Now they are making me hungry. Haha !

  2. Morning tea time, can I have a coconut bread +nescafe pls. Ohh this really looks like chicken feet leh..hehe..very nice !

  3. 我真的不想把这面包联想到鸡爪去咧!哈哈!

  4. 香香的椰香味,

  5. wow i love coconut bread too, in fact been a long time since i last had coconut bread. this method of shaping them looks very good!

  6. more like duck feet :)
    but very cute and yummy duck feet :)

  7. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesWed Nov 30, 06:06:00 PM 2011

    I like the way you shape this ^_^

  8. Oh, what gorgeous bread!! I adore coconut, so know these have to taste fabulous!!!

  9. Your bun are nicely shaped. Must be very fragrant n rich with the coconut filling. Yum!

  10. No。。no。。 it wasn‘t look like chicken legs 。。but is like flower 。。I like the pattern 。。haha 。。

  11. i think it looks like a butterfly..pretty one!

  12. Very scrumptious! I love coconut very much so I would enjoy eating these buns!

  13. look so soft and yummy...love coconut a lot...:)
    if you didn't tell, i never link it to chicken feet...haha

  14. Can you do pictures of step 4?
    I can't picture how to do this? :-P


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