Brazilian Coconut Rolls ( Pao Doce Com Coco)

I have a good friend that is Brazilian but she doesn't cook.  I wanted to make something she ate as a child so she could share a taste of her childhood home with her own children.  I surprised her with these rolls.  If you like coconut, you will love these.  They are not overly sweet but have a wonderful coconut flavor.  For the dough, pour 1/2 C. milk in your mixer bowl, add 4-1/2 tsp. rapid rise yeast, 1/2 C. sugar, 8 tablespoons of softened butter, 1 large egg and 1-1/4 C. coconut milk.  Slowly mix in 5-3/4 C. flour.  Knead until you have a smooth ball of dough. Place in a buttered bowl, cover and let double in size, about 1 hour.
 For the filling, mix 1 C. shredded sweetened coconut with 1/2 can of sweetened condensed milk and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. 

 Mix this together and set it aside.

 For the topping, mix 1 C. coconut milk with 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 C. coconut.  Set aside.

 When the dough has doubled, roll it out into a large rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.  Brush it with some melted butter.

Drop spoonfuls of the filling over the dough.

 Spread the filling over the dough and then roll it up jelly roll style.  Slice it into twelve - 2 inch slices.  Place them in a parchment lined pan and grease the pan.  Cover and let them rise for about 30 minutes.

Bake them in a 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes.  Cover them with foil for the last 10 minutes to keep them from over browning. Drizzle them with the topping while they are warm.  I only used half of the topping.


Anonymous said…
oh my gosh these look so good!! I have never saw anything like these before, your friend must have been so happy to receive these, and they are also beautiful!I will just have to try these, oh yes I will!
Anonymous said…
This sound and look yummy! I do like coconut so I guess this is a must try :-)

I finally found out what rapid rise yeast is :-) I found a site that explained the differences between the different yeast. I'm not sure I've ever seen that kind over here, I guess one can find it if one actually look after it though :-)

Have a great day!
Hippo said…
Oh Yes! A double hit, something that looks nice AND all the ingredients available here!
Visually, they look amazing too!
Ellen in Oregon said…
hese rolls look easy & they turned out beautiful. I always have coconut milk in my pantry & I love anything coconut, but most sweets with coconut in them are way too sweet for my taste, so these look wonderful. I will definitely make them for Sunday with my coffee.
Thanks Joyce.
Nellie said…
Oh, yum! What a marvelous treat for your friend!
Guillaume said…
Looks delicious, far better than the cake which we made recently, which is all dry.
Those look scrumptious.
Looks beautiful and also sounds so easy to make. I LOVE coconut. (Good grief! I think I love all food!)
Kay said…
This looks so wonderful. I think the Portuguese have something like this in Hawaii. I think.
Carol said…
I made these for work and everyone loved them. Thank you so much for the recipe.
Daphne Bryson said…
Good Afternoon to you, I adore coconut so I am really looking forward to trying this recipe.
Best Wishes