Monday, August 6, 2012

Food Around the World: Jamaican Coconut Rock Buns

This month's country from the new blog club, Food Around the World is Jamaica.  I decided to make Coconut Rock Buns.  I found the recipe on Jamaican Foodie blog.  They smelled really delicious with the nutmeg and cinnamon.  However, they were on the wet side and flattened like cookies.  The taste was good, tho.  If I had known they would flatten, I would have made them smaller.  Or, added some more flour.

My first entry into Food Around the World was not a success, but it tasted pretty good.

This is what they should look like:

Makes 6
2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 Tbsps. raisins (plumped in hot water and drained)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg 
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 medium eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tsps. milk
1/2 cup shredded coconut 


1. Preheat oven at 360°F / 190°C. Grease baking sheet.
2. Using the finger tips, rub fat into sifted flour until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
3. Add sugar, raisins, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and coconut, mix in evenly.
4. Beat eggs and vanilla. Pour into flour mixture and combine then add milk slowly.
5. Combine mixture with the hands until a moist dough is formed.
6. With a spoon and a fork, divide dough into equal pieces and shape each piece into a “rocky cone” on the greased baking tray.
7. Bake for 15 minutes or until done.

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