Pani Popo - Samoan Sweet Coconut Rolls
Pani Popo - dinner rolls smothered in a sweet sweet coconut syrup.
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Dessert, Side Dish
softened unsalted butter
for greasing the bowl
Mix together milk, yeast, sugar, salt, softened butter, and eggs in a bowl.
Slowly add in flour. Once dough starts to come off of the bowl, flour a flat surface and knead the dough. Sprinkle in flour when dough becomes sticky. Keep kneading until desired consistency.
Transfer dough to a lightly greased mixing bowl. Cover dough with a towel and let it rise for 90 minutes.
After the dough has risen, punch it to deflate it. Divide the dough into 12-14 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and add it to a 9x13 pan or skillet.
Cover the dough and let it rise again for 45 minutes. Halfway through the rise, preheat the oven to 350°.
Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add in cans of coconut milk, sugar, salt, and cornstarch. Cook it by stirring constantly until it begins to thicken slightly. About 5-7 minutes to cook. Set aside.
Uncover rolls and add in enough of the coconut glaze to cover the bottom. Bake the bread for 25 minutes.
Pour remaining coconut sauce over the rolls or save some as a dipping sauce. Serve it hot and enjoy this onolicious Pani Popo!
*This makes a lot of the coconut sauce. You could half the ingredients if you want less of the sauce.
bake, coconut, dinner rolls, sweet