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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- 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) .
- Cover with plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray (to prevent the dough from sticking to the plastic wrap). Let rise until double in size.
- 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.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine the coconut milk and sugar and whisk until the sugar dissolves.
- 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.
- Remove from oven and pour the rest of the coconut mixture evenly over the top of the rollers.
- The rolls must be sticky and sticky on the bottom.