Migraines really, really suck. I`m not sure if it`s because I`m getting older, but my migraines are becoming more frequent than in the past. They always last 6+ hours and the worst part about my migraines is that I can`t do anything. Except, lay in bed in a fetal position, hoping they`ll go away. Haha. This wonderful post was delayed as a result of my terrible migraines today, so I`m sorry about that!
I might have started off this post with something terrible, but please do not let it hinder this recipe for you. I seriously LOVED this bread. When I visit Chinese bakeries, I really just can`t control myself. I practically grab everything! One bread that I always buy are coconut bread/buns.
It was my dad`s birthday several months ago and I wanted to bake something special for him. Last year, I attempted a Chinese sponge cake (which turned out so good, I could`ve eaten the whole thing myself…). This time, I wanted to bake some coconut bread. He`s a ginormous coconut lover. Thinking about it, I`m not sure why I wanted to make this, since he bakes these delicious coconut buns for us already…
I`ve mentioned before about how hesitant I am about yeast, but it was my dad`s birthday! I mustered up the courage and the loaves turned out fabulously. Seriously, I was in awe. It was my first attempt at baking Chinese bread. However, it was just so good, I was eating a slice for breakfast and a snack!
If you`ve never had this type of bread before, I highly recommend you try. It`s sweet and the swirl of shredded coconut throughout the bread is simply amazing. The bread is soft, while the top is slightly crunchy. Ahh, it just can`t be described! I guess, you just have to try it for yourself! 😛
Yes, it is time-consuming, so you must plan accordingly. As with most yeast breads, this bread needs to rise several times before it goes in the oven. But, look at that glorious top!