Monday, May 23, 2016

Pan de Coco or Coconut Bread Recipe

My daughter tried to make a  coconut candy which reminds me of the  conserva I used to eat as a kid.  It did not turned out the way she  wanted it to so she  ditched the idea of consuming it.  I don't like throwing food so I thought why not  try to make pan de coco and use it as a filling.  Pan de Coco is a  popular bread  in the Philippines with coconut filling, it is basically a coconut bread.  I don't like to bake but  I kind of miss home  seeing the candy that my daughter made so I had the courage to try making this bread that I love eating when I was a kid.  The recipe is below.  If you find the filling instruction a little complicated, just use the simpler one you can find online.  My daughter wrote the  recipe for the filling.
  • 3 1/2  Cups bread flour
  • ¾ Cup warm milk
  • 2 Teaspoon rapid rise yeast
  • ¼ Cup white sugar
  • 4 Egg yolks
  • ½ Tablespoon salt
  • ¾ Cup melted butter
  • Egg whites with 1 tsp of water for egg wash
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 plus 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups coconut flakes

Cooking Instructions:
  • Pre heat the oven to 350°F
  • Mix together warm milk, yeast, and sugar.  Set aside,  it should be bubbly when it's ready.
  • Mix flour and salt, add melted butter and egg yolks.  Then add the yeast mixture.
  •  Using a spatula oe wooden sppon, m ix well to form a dough.  You can use mixer for this but I used my hand to mix it even though I have a mixer.
  • Turn dough into a well-floured surface and knead until soft and elastic then place the kneaded dough in a pre-greased bowl.
  • Cover with a damp waem cloth and allow to rise for 1 to  2 hours.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces,  each pieces of dough should have at least 4 rolls.
  • Form dough into a ball, flatten it  with a  rolling pin.
  • Place about 1 tablespoon of filling at the center.  Then pinch all the side together and twist to seal the edges.
  • Place pinched side down on parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Cover with cloth and let it rise  again for about 30 minutes to an  hour.
  • Bake  for about 5 minutes, brush the top with egg wash. then bake it  for another 15 minutes or until top becomes golden brown

Filling Instructions:
  • Place sugar and water into a saucepan and heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  • Wash down sides of pan with a wet pastry brush and leave unstirred, until the syrup becomes golden (approx. 365 F).
  • Stir in milk, butter, and coconut milk, after steam goes away, mix until smooth.
  • Add a thermometer and heat until it reaches 230 F.
  • Take off of the heat and add in coconut flakes.
  • Pour into container and let cool.
-Cream can be substituted for the milk to make a richer, creamier filling.
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Sunday, May 15, 2016

2-in-1 Food Chain

These photos were taken when we  had our short  road trip to the Amish  place in Ohio.  We  dropped by at this  Long John's Silver and Taco Bell joint food chain.  IN our  small city, there is no  joint place like this which I wish there is because it is neat how you Can go in one place and found two  different  chain serving different foods.  
It is always fun to document  first experience just like this one.  We often forget  it when we don't have something to look back to.
 It was beautiful inside.
 Of course, my daughter who love taco  will never pass an opportunity to have some lol.
 Opps, sorry I caught you there Anak hehehe.
 There is one establishment like this up in Robinson area in PA so we go there once in a while when we are by Robinson.  

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