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Coconut cakes

Coconut cakes

In the Bahamas these are called ‘Johnny cakes’ – an adaptation of the original ‘journey cakes’ that women would pack for their men going to sea.
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RECIPE TYPE:Baked goods
 
Method
  • Dissolve yeast in the water in a large bowl
  • Stir in half the flour, 1 cup at a time. Mix for 1 minute.
  • Cover, let rest for 2 hours
  • Add remaining flour and salt. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Add coconut and coconut essence and knead
  • Place dough in a large oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to rise for 1 to 2 hours, until it doubles in volume.
  • Divide dough into 6-8 equal pieces, roll into balls and flatten slightly
  • Allow to rest until doubled in size
  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • Brush with milk, sprinkle with coconut and bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through

Baker's tips

  • Replace water and coconut essence with fresh coconut milk
  • Use dried coconut if fresh not available
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