Coconut Buns

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I love Chinese Coconut Buns, more commonly known (at least around here) as honey buns. They are a soft bun filled with a delicious coconut filling. I don’t have a recipe for them, but thought I could create something with a similar taste, so I did a little experimenting this weekend.

I used the same dough that I use for making cinnamon buns (recipe here). Instead of butter, sugar, raisins and cinnamon, I used the following:

  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup drained  pineapple tidbits
  • 1/3 cup chopped glace cherries

(Preheat oven to 400F). I rolled the dough out as I would for cinnamon buns, then spread the condensed milk on top, covered that with coconut and sprinkled the pineapple and cherries on top. I rolled it up, jelly roll style, then cut it into 12 equal pieces and put them in a 9 x 13 buttered pan.  I let that rise for about 45 minutes, then baked it for 20 minutes.

coconut buns

Both my husband and myself were very pleased with the results.

Any suggestions? Comments are always appreciated.

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