Bite into these perfectly baked Pan de Coco- soft and fluffy buns stuffed with sweetened grated coconut!

It is a famous bakery bread in the Philippines that is usually served as a morning or afternoon snack.


In a large bowl, sift together the flour and sugar, and salt. Then sprinkle the instant dry yeast and mix.

Add the wet ingredients. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, mix until it forms a dough.

If the dough is too wet or sticky, apply some oil to your hands and on the surface to prevent the dough from sticking.

In a pan over medium heat, bring water to a boil. Add butter and add brown sugar and let it simmer until it starts to thicken.

Shape the dough in a rectangle and cut it lengthwise in 3 equal parts. Then crosswise in 4 equal parts, making 12 pieces in total. Shape each piece into a ball

Flatten each dough with the palm of the hand. Hold the flattened dough in the curve of your palm and add about 1 tablespoon of coconut filling in the center.

Pinch the corners together to fully enclose the filling and roll it in between your palms to make them round again.

Using a fork, poke small holes in the center of each filled dough. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let them rest until it doubles in size.

Bake in a preheated oven, then take the baking pan with the buns from the oven and brush with egg wash. Return to oven and bake for another 5 minutes or until the buns turn golden brown.