March 24, 2012

Coconut Stickybuns.

These lovelies are " The " most divine pastries I have ever made.
They taste very delicious and they are ...HEALTHY.
Yes, I said it. Healthy.
I'm PRETTY sure you are drooling right now, so here is the recipe.

2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
2 tbsp. lukewarm water
1/2 c. lukewarm fat free milk
1 egg
2 tsp.unsalted butter,melted
2 1/4 c. flour
3 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. semi-sweet coconut flakes
4 tsp. fat free milk
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract 
3 tbsp. semi- sweet coconut flakes

1. In a small bowl sprinkle the yeast over the 2 tbsp. of water, and let stand
for 10 min. until foamy. ( when its foamy it should look like curdled milk)

2. In a small bowl  combine the 1/2 cup of lukewarm milk, with the egg, and butter.
In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. With the machine running,
add the yeast mixture, and the milk mixture until the dough forms a ball.  Knead the dough 
by pulsing it 30 times in the food processor.

3. Spray a large bowl with nonstick cooking spray; place the dough in the bowl.
Cover loosely with plastic wrap or a damp towel, and let the dough
rise in a warm place. About 30-45 min.

4.  Spray an 8" cake pan with non-stick spray. Punch down the dough , and
lightly sprinkle a work surface with flour. Turn out the dough and knead in the 1/3 cup of coconut.
and divide the dough into 8 even pieces. Roll out each piece of
dough into an 8' rope and coil into buns. Place the buns
in the pan , and cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel, and let sit
for another 30-45 min.

5.  Preheat the oven to 375 F.  Brush the tops of the bun with milk
(so they'll brown), and bake for 20-25 min.

6. Meanwhile in a  small bowl , combine the powdered sugar,vanilla,and 3 tbsp.
of coconut. Add 3 tsp. of warm water. Mix well.
Spread the glaze over the buns as soon as they come out of the


Love, Lenisha

Nutrition facts:  204 calories, 2 g total fat, 0 g saturated fat, 2 g dietary fiber,
40 mg protein, 42 g total carbohydrates.

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