Coconut buns, my mums favorite

Coconut buns

These buns are one of my favorites. My mum used to make these when I was younger, I remember the kitchen filled with the sweet aroma of freshly baked buns with coconut. I love the sweetness and saltness from the sugar and butter combined with the coconut.

My mum and me in 1973, How I got that fat lip I do not remember.

Norwegian mothers day tomorrow, so this is for you mum, love you:)


1 package  active dry yeast

300 ml warm  milk

75 ml  warm water

100 g butter, melted

100 ml granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon salt

1200 ml flour

1 tsp ground cardamom




desiccated coconut

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In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and some of the sugar., stir and let it sit for a few minutes. Add the milk, melted butter, sugar, eggs, salt, and 3/4 of the flour. Mix and add enough of the remaining flour to form a firm dough.

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Turn the dough onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Do not over-knead, which will yield a tough, chewy bread.

The dough is ready when it is smooth and when you can poke it with a finger and it springs back.

Form dough into a smooth ball and place into a large greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and let it rise to double size.

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Roll the ready dough flat about 1-1,5 cm thick and spread soft butter, sugar and coconut. Roll the dough and twist it to a long sausage, then cut it up and tie it into a knot.

Put the knots on a bakingpaper lined baking tray, cover them and let them rise to double their size.

Bake the buns in a pre heated oven on 180 C for 10 minutes or until golden.

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