When I scoff, I can actually feel him rolling his eyes at me, like I’m some heathen who just doesn’t understand art or something. Apparently I need to up the giddiness level in my voice when Legos are brought up, or I’m walking the line.
Last time he was in LA for a business trip, he called to tell me that his hotel was literally across the street from LegoLand, which is of course at the top of his bucket list. He checked the hours, and they happened to be closed the two days he was there. I said good, I don’t want you to have to be thrown out for being that creeper guy at a kids amusement park.
Have you guys had Hawaiian Bread? You know, the kind they sell in round loafs or rolls, in the bright orange bags? My mom used to buy the round loafs as a special treat growing up, and we had a tradition of just tearing out hunks of the bread instead of slicing it. I still do that when I buy it.
But…I don’t know if I’ll be buying it again anytime soon. These Samoan Coconut Rolls are not the same; but they are both very sweet, soft breads, and these Samoan Rolls reminded me of Hawaiian bread. Except they are way better, because they are soaked in coconut milk. And you get to eat them warm.
They are amazing. AMAZING. I have never had a softer, moister, more pillowy roll in my entire life. You pour half a can of coconut milk over the risen rolls, so they are literally baked in the stuff, making it pretty much impossible to dry them out. Plus there is coconut milk in the bread itself. Eric told me he was afraid they would be overly coconut-y, but was pleasantly surprised. The coconut ends up being mild, but it still gives it a very deep flavor that you don’t find in regular sweet rolls.
I gave some of these to our neighbors and immediately regretted it. I wanted to eat all of them, the entire dozen, by myself. The few that were left were stored in a tupperware on the counter, right next to a box of really awesome cookies. I always went for the rolls first. They are like candy.
These rolls would be absolutely perfect for Thanksgiving, especially since you can form the dough into rolls 24 hours in advance. One less thing to do on the big day. (Which is in just one week people! Check out my latest posts for some great sides and desserts, and stay tuned for more to come.)
P.S. Do you guys know how much I love getting comments? They make me so happy. I never know you’re here if you don’t say hi. Go ahead, make my day! I always respond.
Source: adapted from Immaculate Bites
You want the dough to be soft, but not to the point that it sticks to your fingers like crazy.
A little stick is okay. This is the dough that stuck to my hand after I lifted it in the previous picture.