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Coconut Babka and Coconut Rolls - my own take at the babka

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MadAboutB8

Coconut Babka and Coconut Rolls - my own take at the babka


I was still trying to use up the coconut that was approaching its use-by date. Apart from making Cherry Ripe macarson the other week, I was thinking about coconut bread.


Trying to replicate the coconut bread from an Asian bakery that we love (it's buttery bread with random moist coconut filling throughout), I was thinking about making the bread into babka-shape with the coconut butter filling. I also made half of the batch into coconut rolls baked in a muffin pan.



This might not sound like traditional babka with one layer twisted dough, coconut filling and no struesel, it probably looks like one. Babka style shaping does make the bread pleasing to the eyes.


My house were filled with the wonderful aroma of coconut when the bread was being baked. With its sweet, creamy and toasty aroma, coconut is one of the most aromatically appetising food item, in my opinion.


Full post and recipe can be found here.


Sue


http://youcandoitathome.blogspot.com

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SylviaH

I love the shaping of babka!  What gorgeous looking bread and rolls, certainly make me want a slice, they look so delicious and I can just imagine the aroma!  I love coconut, just had a hugh coconut birthday cake!  They new it was my favorite!


Sylvia

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MadAboutB8

The coconut aroma was sensational, it started from opening the bag and it was getting better and better once the bread was baked. The bread tastes lovely too.

Sue

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teketeke

All your bread look very artistic like breadsong's.  I love coconut, too! I really like the Babka-shaped coconut buns.  Very nice, Sue!


Best wishes,


Akiko

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MadAboutB8

That's very sweet of you to compare me with breadsong. That's a great complement coming from an artistic baker like yourself too:)

Sue

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breadsong

Hello Sue and Akiko,
I logged on to tell Sue how pretty her coconut babka is, and saw both of your kind notes - thank you! :^)
My dear father-in-law loves coconut...I can't wait to try making this for him!
Thanks for this beautiful flavoring idea for sweet dough.
from breadsong

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MadAboutB8

Thank you, breadsong. It means a lot when the comment comes from breadsong a.k.a. BreadArt:)


Sue

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Syd

Inspired baking, Sue.  I just happen to love the taste of coconut.  Apart from being delicious, it makes everything so moist , too.


All the best,


Syd

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MadAboutB8

Coconut does contribute to the soft and moist crumbs...it was yummy.


Sue

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gingersnapped

Hi there, I just made this last night -- what a lovely recipe!  And a big hit around the office!  Thank you for sharing.  I would post this on your blog, but it seems like blogger is down.

I made a few changes, but most importantly I noticed that you seem to have left out a significant quantity of sugar when making the dough.  You even have in your instructions, "add egg, flour, sugar, etc." but there's no amount of sugar listed outside of the soaker.  I'm curious to know how much you used -- although I primarily work in weights as well, I used about about a half a cup of Splenda for baking because it's literally all I had on hand and it was really nice; not too sweet.

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MadAboutB8

I'm glad you like it. It's one of the yummiest bread I made.

Thanks for pointing that out, I used 50 g of sugar in the final dough. The bread itself is slightly sweet, extra richness also came from coconut filling. I've updated the blog for this.

Blogger was down the whole day yesterday. It's finally back on.

Sue

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gingersnapped

Sue -- thanks again for clarifying and getting back so quickly!

This babka has been my obsession the past week, I've baked it 4 more times and made some tweaks to the recipe each time (although I have to say I was truly floored with the initial results, and have yet to make anything that comes out nearly as pretty as yours!).  I posted about it on my blog, I thought you might be interested!

http://yeastvillage.com/?p=84

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MadAboutB8

I understand that obsession with this bread. If it wasn't because I had bigger obsession of trying new things, I would have have made them several times a week too:)

I like the idea of coconut butter in stead of butter. It must have made the bread even more aromatic and toasty. The idea of topping is also great. You did great!

Sue

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FaithHope

Sue, your site is amazing!!  I can't wait to try the spring rolls!!  Man, you are pro!!  I found this coconut bread the other day, but when I went back I can't find it.  Is it still on your site?

Thanks so much!!  Made your site one of my "favorites" will be visiting often!!!

Faith

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MadAboutB8

Thanks for visiting the blog. 

Yes, the coconut babka post should still be there. The link is here. There were some issue with blogger website last week and it could be the reason you couldn't find the post. 

Sue

 

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Aviva

I have looked everywhere cannot find recipe something happened to it!! Is there anyway you can send it to me or post it here? Not a link because it doesn't work Thanks :)