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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Braided Coconut Bread

This bread has somewhat similar taste with the pan de coco that we are used to.  This time I just mix together dessicated coconut, butter and caster sugar.

Dough
Choose among the different basic dough recipes in my foodblog. Click view.
You can also opt to use the dough recipe I used for the cinnamon

Filling
1/2 c dessicated coconut
1/4 c butter or margarine, softened
1/2 c caster sugar

Procedure
Mix the filling ingredients in a bowl.
Set aside.
Divide the dough into 6 to 8 pcs depending on how big you want your bread to be.
Roll out each dough into a 8 - 10 inch rectangle or oblong. 
Place a tbsp of filling and spread it in the surface of the dough.
Fold the dough towards the other end making a smaller rectangle or oblong.
Press together so the filling will get stuck in between the folded dough.
Now imagine that you are doing a braid of your hair.  Leave half an inch of the dough still together and then cut from this toward the other end.  Make 2 or 3 cuts.
Braid the dough like you are braiding your hair.
Pinch the edge on the other end (the edge that got separated because of the cuts) to seal it.
Place in a baking sheet or pan lined with baking paper.
Make sure that there's one inch of space in between each dough.
Cover with clingwrap and let rise for at least 30 minutes in a warm and dry place.
Brush with beaten egg.
Bake for 15 minutes in a 180C preheated oven or until shiny and golden brown.
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