Recipe by peep
"My best friend gave me this recipe she was given while in British Guyana. You can substitute butter with margarine if the thought of a half pound of butter terrifies you :-) These are really delicious!"
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I really enjoyed this recipe. I made it with margarine and added 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup white sugar and it turned out great. It was tastier than the coocnut buns that we buy at the bakery.
Only a light coconut taste, I prefer something stronger, sorry! I would say these are more like cookies rather than buns. Still pretty good though! Just not what I expected...
You need butter, cinnamon, and sugar also. Plus you can add raisins or cranberries if you want to.
Good recipe but needs adjustment for GREAT recipe. First, the combined liquid of 2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk and the extracts is way too much. This results in pancake-like buns. I used 1 egg, 1/4 cup COCONUT milk and the extracts instead. Even this adjusted amount may still be too much. Add just enough of the combined liquid only until mixture comes together to form a biscotti-like dough. I used 1-1/4 cups of sweetened coconut flakes and 1 cup currants as well. Drop tablespoons of the dough on parchment-lined cookie sheets (do not compact) and press in 3-5 halved macadamia nuts on top. Bake as directed until tops are golden brown. You will not be disappointed!
I used coconut milk and added more coconut (about 1 1/4) and it turned out just the way my mom's coconut buns come out!! LOVE it!!
I just made the recipe, but did use coconut milk and coconut extract in place of the almond. The flavor is great, but they came out flat as a pancake. I also put some in a cupcake pan, so now I guess you can call them a muffin in place of bun. Not sure about the reaction between baking powder & coconut milk -- will try again. from Foodie
I haven't tried this recipie but I also make coconut buns. When making this recipie people shouldn't be afraid to add extra coconut or dried raisins or cranberrys. I'm sure this is a delicious recipies and perhaps I'll try it soon.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Guyanese Coconut Buns
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 91
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