Coconut sort of bun question?

kiwiactrss, Jun 22, 11:05pm
Hi, . the other night I was out and had a taste of the yummiest thing I have eaten in a long time. I missed the name but it was obviously cooked ih a roasting pan, seemed to have coconut cream on the bottom and then lots of buns that were all pushed together and then a sticky sweet sauce over the top. Sorry I can't be more specific, it was served warm and was delicious. It was probably something from the Islands as it was a cultural festival kind of thing but have no idea anything more. PLease HELP as I would love to try to replicate.

Thanks in advance.

ttwisty, Jun 22, 11:07pm
try the search button

245sam, Jun 22, 11:52pm
kiwiactrss, have a look for "Coconut Cream Buns (Pani Popo)' at:-

http://trademecooks.net.nz/viewtopic. php? f=26&t=568

horizons_, Jun 23, 12:01am
They're a dumpling cooked in coconut milk/cream. Yep, they are Samoan and rather yummy.

kiwiactrss, Jun 23, 12:11am
thanks very much - that looks what i am wanting - soo yummy but very hard to search when not really sure what am searching ha ha

uli, Jun 23, 8:39am
They are called Coconut Cream Buns (Pani Popo)

4 cups plain flour,
2 tsp dried yeast,
1/4 cup sugar,
60g melted butter,
1 beaten egg,
1 cup of lukewarm milk,
2 cans coconut milk.

Put the flour in a large bowl and make a well in the centre.
Add yeast and sugar and a bit of the lukewarm milk.
Mix with a fork and wait for 15 minutes till the yeast bubbles.
Add melted butter, beaten egg and rest of milk.
Knead to form a soft dough.
It should no longer stick to the edge of bowl.
Knead well on a lightly floured board, and place in an oiled bowl.
Roll dough around to cover lightly with oil.
Cover top of bowl with plastic film.
Leave in a warm place until it doubles in size (about 1 - 2 hours).

Divide into about 15 equal portions.
Shape each into a smooth ball.
Lightly oil a round cake tin.
Place balls inside, touching each other.
Allow to rise again until double in size.
Pour coconut milk over buns in tin, until milk reaches top of buns.

Place in pre-heated oven at 180*C and cook for 25-35 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

Best eaten warm.

Good luck! :)

uli, Jun 24, 1:09am
kiwiactrss - could you report back please once you've made them so we know that was the recipe you wanted :) Thanks.

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