Pani popo is such an easy dish to prepare and so tasty. If you’ve never had a Pani popo before, it’s basically a sweet baked bun with a sweet coconut sauce. It is soft and fluffy inside and the bottom is nice.


  • 20 frozen dinner rolls depending on size (see note above for homemade rolls)
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 c. sugar

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  1. Coat a 9×13 glass baking dish with cooking spray and arrange the rolls evenly to thaw (if you make homemade rolls, roll the dough into balls the size of a golf ball and arrange in the same way) .
  2. Cover with plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray (to prevent the dough from sticking to the plastic wrap). Let rise until double in size.
  3. It can take 4 to 5 hours. If you need the rolls to thaw faster, follow the quick rise instructions on the package of frozen rolls.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine the coconut milk and sugar and whisk until the sugar dissolves.
  5. Pour about 2/3 of the coconut mixture over the rollers and bake for 20-30 minutes (or according to package / dough recipe instructions) or until golden brown and the dough is cooked.
  6. Remove from oven and pour the rest of the coconut mixture evenly over the top of the rollers.
  7. The rolls must be sticky and sticky on the bottom.