Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pani Popo

What caught my eye the first thing in the morning on Mother's Day was Pani Popo posted by King Arthur Blog.  It was Mother's Day and I thought this dish was named after me - POPO.  POPO in cantonese is the name given to you when you have grand children from your daughter, meaning the maternal grandmother.  The paternal grandmother in cantonese is MAH MAH - not mama who is mother.  The chinese have specific names to address everyone in the family.  If i mention that i am The POPO, asian friends need not asked further, they know that these children are my daughter's.

For a moment, i was proud that a bread is named after 'The POPO' and felt like a 'nut' when i found that it was Samoan Coconut bun.  The recipe was easy as i used my usual sweet bread recipe and all i needed was to mix the sauce together.  They turned out deliciously sweet and delectable and the Mothers who ate them loved them.(i made them for The Mothers who came for our Sunday Cooking on Mother's Day)


For the Bread:

1 egg and enough water to make 1 cup(250 ml).
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp milk powder
2 tbsp oil
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour/ bread flour
1 1/4 tsp instant yeast

For the Sauce:

1 can 400 ml coconut cream
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
A pinch of salt


For the bread

Put all the ingredients for the bread into the bread machine bowl accordingly, starting with the liquid and ending with the instant yeast.  Select the 'dough' function and start. 

When the dough function has completed, dough is ready.

Divide dough into 18 portions.

Bake in preheated oven 375 F for 15 minutes until golden brown

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