Old family recipe that my family made for me when I was a little girl back in Samoa.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
35 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Arrange rolls in a 9x13-inch baking dish, cover the dish with plastic wrap, and let rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

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  • Combine 14 ounces water, coconut milk, and sugar in a saucepan. Whisk remaining water and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Bring coconut milk mixture to a boil, whisk in cornstarch mixture, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens, about 3 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove plastic wrap from rolls.

  • Bake rolls in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Pour coconut sauce over rolls until at least half of each roll is covered in sauce. Return rolls to oven; continue baking until rolls are golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes more. Cool in the baking dish, 3 to 5 minutes, before serving warm.

Nutrition Facts

221 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 33.4g 11% DV; fat 8.8g 14% DV; cholesterol 1.1mg; sodium 155.5mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2016
Well, I didn't make it the quick and easy way, and they were delicious! I used Angie's Best Dinner Rolls from this site. I used 7 dinner rolls and cut the sauce in half. I had sauce left over. I had never heard of these before, and I'm glad I tried them. They were sticky and sweet without being too sweet. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/26/2019
Any idiot can make this ??Family recipe! Store bought dough! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2016
Well, I didn't make it the quick and easy way, and they were delicious! I used Angie's Best Dinner Rolls from this site. I used 7 dinner rolls and cut the sauce in half. I had sauce left over. I had never heard of these before, and I'm glad I tried them. They were sticky and sweet without being too sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2015
Tastes JUST LIKE a hot and fresh Krispy Kreme donut! Love it!!! Easy to make. Make sure you take the pan of rolls out of the oven before pouring the liquid over them...it will make a mess IN your oven if you don't. You might have some liquid left over so don't think you HAVE to use all of it. I add flaked coconut to the top of the bread after covering with the liquid. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2019
Loved it. The recipe was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2015
I loved this recipe I will definitely be making this again I have been trying to find this recipe especially when your family is from us samoa Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2020
Tasted just like my friends family recipe. I loved the taste and it wasn't too sweet. I just need to get better dinner rolls to make it even better. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2020
Delicious! Will definitely be making again! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/25/2019
Any idiot can make this ??Family recipe! Store bought dough! Read More