Coconut-milk Pudding Rolls
Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Dan Becker
Yields Makes 24 rolls
AuthorEleanor Kondo Ream, Salt Lake City, UT,
The coconut milk added after the dough rises creates a thick pudding on the pan bottom--sort of a reverse frosting. Paired with a tropical fruit salad, these indulgent buns are perfect for a brunch party. Prep and Cook Time: 3 1/2 hours.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm water in a large bowl. Stir in 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, melted butter, salt, and egg until smooth. Stir in 1 1/2 cups flour and knead into soft dough, adding up to 1/4 cup flour as needed. Put dough in a large buttered bowl. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Punch down and allow to double again, about 30 minutes.

Step 2
2

Whisk together coconut milk, remaining 3/4 cup sugar, and 1 tbsp. flour until smooth. Set aside.

Step 3
3

Divide dough into 24 small balls. Put them in a 9- by 13-in. baking pan, cover, and allow to double, about 30 minutes.

Step 4
4

Preheat oven to 350°. Pour reserved coconut-milk mixture over raised rolls. Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per roll.

Ingredients

 1 package dry active yeast
 3 1/4 cups plus 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
 1 cup sugar
 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled, plus more for buttering bowl
 1 teaspoon salt
 1 egg
 1 can (13 1/2 oz.) coconut milk

Directions

Step 1
1

Dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm water in a large bowl. Stir in 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, melted butter, salt, and egg until smooth. Stir in 1 1/2 cups flour and knead into soft dough, adding up to 1/4 cup flour as needed. Put dough in a large buttered bowl. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Punch down and allow to double again, about 30 minutes.

Step 2
2

Whisk together coconut milk, remaining 3/4 cup sugar, and 1 tbsp. flour until smooth. Set aside.

Step 3
3

Divide dough into 24 small balls. Put them in a 9- by 13-in. baking pan, cover, and allow to double, about 30 minutes.

Step 4
4

Preheat oven to 350°. Pour reserved coconut-milk mixture over raised rolls. Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per roll.

Coconut-milk Pudding Rolls