Sunday, June 13, 2010

pani popo

Do you need to gain 10 pounds in 1 day? Then look no further! Have I got the solution for you. It's called Pani Popo. It's Polynesian coconut bread. Or dessert, as we like to call it.

This week we have been enjoying lots of recipes with coconut. I think I associate summertime with coconut. But this bread recipe was perfect for today. It was rainy and cold, and these were perfect right out of the oven. There are a number of ways to make these, but I usually opt for the easiest and quickest method possible. It is only 3 ingredients.

favorite sweet bread dough from scratch, or Frozen Rhodes rolls
1 can of unsweetened coocnut milk (found in the Asian aisle of any grocery store)
1/2 cup sugar (we use raw organic sugar. think of me saying that in an ultra snooty tone of voice)

Place 15-18 frozen rhodes rolls in a 9x13 casserole dish. Thaw accoding to package instructions. I always do the speed method. While dough is rising, you will mix together in a small bowl the can of coconut milk, and 1/2 cup of sugar. When the dough has doubled in size, you will pour the coconut milk mixture over the rolls and place in the oven at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Spoon creamy coconut mixture from the bottom of pan over the top of the rolls when serving. Best served warm.


mrsofficer said...

Wow this looks delish!I love coconut too,the smell and taste is yummy.I'm gonna try this out thanks for the speed method,makes it even better

Ann T. said...

Dear Mrs. Fuzz,
Oh, yum! I also love coconut--and you're right about how good it is for summer.

I think I will save it for a brunch. That way those ten pounds will be distributed evenly, instead of on my person alone!

Ann T.

Momma Hen said...

That looks SO good! I think I'll have to make it for our next Cop's Wives brunch. Yummers!!

*ehu. said...

I made these last night...OH MAN, I ate 7!!!
I'm so ashamed and embarassed....but I couldn't help it!! And then I ate about 3 more this morning.

It doesn't help that I'll be making more tomorrow.

Since I was using about 3 cans, I used 2 cans of coconut milk & 1 can of coconut cream. I just thought I'd try something a lil different and it paid off!

Biggest Loser, here I come!

fuzzy said...

Ohhh so yummy. Thanks for the recipe.