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Jamaican coco bread
Jamaican Coco Bread
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Coco bread is a coconut milk bread that is popular in Jamaica as well as in other areas of the Caribbean. It is often stuffed with a Jamaican patty.
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian
Servings: 12 coco breads
Author: Angela Lawrence
  • 4-½ cups all-purpose flour , divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-½ teaspoons quick-rise yeast
  • 14 oz. coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter , melted
  1. Mix 4 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast together and set aside.

  2. Warm coconut milk until it is more than lukewarm but not too hot. You can test it on the back of your hand or use a thermometer to reach 114 F.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of melted butter to the warm coconut milk and stir.
  4. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and combine to make a soft, sticky dough.
  5. Flour working surface and place the dough on top.

  6. Knead dough, flouring the surface as needed, until dough is smooth and soft (about 10 minutes).
  7. Brush bowl with melted butter and place dough inside. Cover with plastic wrap or parchment paper and a damp tea towel.
  8. Place bowl in warm spot for 60 to 90 minutes or until it doubles in size.
  9. Preheat oven to 375 F. Roll dough and cut into smaller squares to make individual coco breads.
  10. Roll each square until ⅛ inch thick; brush dough with melted butter and fold over. Use a medium bowl to cut in a semi-circle.
  11. Repeat last step to make more; place each on parchment-lined baking sheets and brush the tops of the dough with melted butter.
  12. Place baking sheets in warm spot for 10 minutes so dough can rise; place sheets in oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.