Feb 5, 2008

Sweet-Coconut Puffs

I always had a liking for the coconut buns in India..Last week I was thinking about it and was searching for a recipe to try them out..Thanks to Indira for her recipe...I have made certain changes in it and it resulted in this..They were not exactly like the ones we have in India but they really tasted good..It could serve as a good evening snack..It might be a bit time consuming but really worth it...




For the pastry dough:
All purpose flour/maida  - 3 cups
Active dry yeast -1 tspn
Egg - 1
Oil -5 tbspn
Butter/Ghee -5 tbspn
Salt and sugar - 1 tspn each
Milk - 3/4 cup

For the filling:
Coconut shredded - 3/4 cup
Sugar syrup -1/4 cup


Initally dissolve the active dry yeast in a tbspn of warm water and leave it aside for a couple of minutes..In a large bowl add the yeast,the egg white (do not add the egg yolk),milk,sugar,salt and the oil and mix well..Now add the flour little by little and knead with your hands to form a dough..you can use extra flour if needed..The dough should not be very sticky..

After preparing the dough divide it into 8 equal balls..Roll each ball into a circle of about 7 to 8 inches diameter with the helap of a rolling pin..Do this for all the 8 balls..Now place the first rolled circle on a greased base..Apply some ghee/melted butter on the surface and place the second circle on top..Do this for all the 8 circles by stacking one on top of the other...After you are done roll out the stacked dough together into a large circle..it will turn out very big..i used my kitchen's countertop..

Then using a butter knife divide the large circle into small triangles..You will get 12 to 14 triangles with the dough quantity specified..
Leave this for about 10 minutes for the yeast to work..

in the meantime prepare the filling..
make the sugar syrup by adding 1 cup sugar to 1/4 cup water and allow it to boil..
The solution thickens and forms the syrup in about 10 to 15 minutes..to the syrup add the shredded coconut and mix well..Allow it to cook for 5 minutes..The filling is ready now..

Take a tbspn of the filling and place it on the wide edge of each triangle..Start rolling the triangle from the wide edge till the top..Do this for all the triangles..

Beat the egg yolk and just brush a layer of egg over each rolled triangle..This gives a nice golden color and shine to the puffs..After 10 minutes place the puffs in greased baking sheet..Place it in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until they turn to a brownish color..

Sweet coconut puffs are ready..They taste best when served hot..

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  1. Thanks for helping me discover your blog through your comment on mine. These rolls look nice! I have not tried my hand at rolls, but looking at these, I feel like giving it a try :)

  2. Hi..Thanks for your compliment..You are the first person to comment on my blog.Do try and let me know how the coconut puffs turned out..

  3. Hi Divya, I just saw your coconut roll recipe.. looks great. Check out my blog for Salara, the same dough could be made into coconut buns instead of the swirl type I made.. It reminded me of the coconut buns in India and I love those.. so wanted tolet you know.

  4. hmmmn... this looks good. we have coco-breads in the philippines too and this looks like the ones i had... might try this, when i got the time, as it sure looks time consuming! thanks for dropping by my blog.

  5. oooooo itz tempting!!!!!!!!puff color is also in good brown in color

  6. Hey Divya,
    Thank you for stopping by and for the lovley comment. You have an awesome blog. Luved the Coconut puffs. Looks yummy and crunchy. Will try it soon.Will keep visiting.

  7. The coconut puffs look really yummy. The crust looks crispy and well done. Iam sure your family must have enjoyed this.

  8. wonderful recipe..coconut puffs always a delight..


  9. nice puffs what kind of brand

  10. Congratulations Divya. Keep posting!!!

  11. Congratulations on the blog turning three!!!! I came across ur blog today n found it very interesting. I would like to try this recipe lekin I do not have an oven yet. I shall definitely give it a try once I purchase one.

    Congrats again and keep going!!!!


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