Delicious Hawaiian bread that anyone will love--even those who don't like coconut! Eat it for dessert or with any meat hot off the grill. Tastes great warm or cool.

Kasey

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
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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  • Coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Coat your hands with cooking spray or shortening, and roll the dough balls in your hands so that they have a light coating. Place in the prepared dish. Set aside in a warm place to rise until doubled, up to 2 hours.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together the coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk and sugar. Pour this mixture over the top of the rolls as evenly as you can.

  • Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes before separating and serving.

Nutrition Facts

194 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 30.3g; fat 6.9g; cholesterol 2.7mg; sodium 159mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2006
This dish is SUPPOSED to be soggy on the bottom! It's meant to be a sweet sticky dessert - that's the beauty of it. I grew up in Hawaii and all the professionals' pani popo is wet and sticky. So enjoy and don't get discouraged! Read More
(68)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/19/2010
Pani Popo ((Samoan Coconut Bread)) the name Pani Popo is Samoan and this is a SAMOAN dessert!!! Never has & never will be a Hawaiian creation. Give credit where credit is due! Read More
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99 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 68
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
01/19/2010
Pani Popo ((Samoan Coconut Bread)) the name Pani Popo is Samoan and this is a SAMOAN dessert!!! Never has & never will be a Hawaiian creation. Give credit where credit is due! Read More
(193)
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2006
This dish is SUPPOSED to be soggy on the bottom! It's meant to be a sweet sticky dessert - that's the beauty of it. I grew up in Hawaii and all the professionals' pani popo is wet and sticky. So enjoy and don't get discouraged! Read More
(68)
Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2006
This is so yummy! I agree that the amount of rolls called for is too few (or the pan should be smaller). I used 12 rolls in a 9" x 13" with the saucy mixture called for, and it turned out wonderfully; I can't imagine that much liquid for only 6 rolls. I will probably use a bit less sugar next time, but overall I loved it. Rich, but not overpowering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2008
We made these to cook like our homemade cinnamon rolls. Coat bottom of the pan with 1 stick of softened butter. We use 12 of the Rhodes frozen rolls. Use the sugar in the recipe to roll the dough in. Place them in the pan and let rise. Meanwhile mix the coconut milk with 4 TBS of the sweetened condensed milk pour only half of the mix over the rolls and bake accordingly. When you take them out of the oven use a fork to seperate the rolls and flip them over so that the tops are facedown in the sauce. Remove rolls from pan and pour remaining coconut milk into the pan to "deglaze it" pour this over the rolls and serve. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2005
ONO! I am from Hawaii and my Samoan friend makes these for me a lot. I am going to give her THIS recipe because by far...it is better! I love Pani Popo. Mahalo! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2009
I made this for a themed "Samoan" party we had last week and they were the best. If ever there was a more yummy ultra simple bread to make I don't know what it would be. I ended up making 36 and had to double all the ingredients and do two pans for obvious reasons. One of the other reviews said that the rolls should be "swimming" in the coconut mixture prior to baking so I made sure that they were. I did need to add a bit more regular milk to make sure I had enough liquid. It was perfect. One pan had coconut sprinkled on it the other one didn't. The very few leftovers made a great breakfast with coffee the next morning. Will for sure make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2007
This was unbelievably delicious! And SO easy! I agree with other reviewers its much better when it's soggy on the bottom which mine was. I keep eating the leftovers as they are good cold or right out of the oven. I've even warmed them up and they are still tasty! Only one thing I would really only serve these as desert and not with a meal but that's just me. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2010
This is not Hawaiian. It is Samoan as are the words. Good recipe though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2009
My husband is Samoan and this recipe is actually a Samoan recipe not Hawaiian. I love Pani Popo as I am a coconut fanatic. Nice to see people posting Samoan recipes. Thanks for posting this recipe! Read More
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