Bread Baking Babes go coconuts!

There are two foods that I have a love/hate relationship with.

One is the banana. I like bananas as a fruit to eat. I can’t abide bananas in anything (except fruit salad). Banana bread, banana cream pie, banana candy…. I will leave the room while you eat it. It goes back to my early days in grade school. We brought our lunches and by the end of the day all of the banana peels fermenting in the hot ‘cloak room’ gave off an overpowering smell.

The other is coconut. Again the culprit is the fragrance. We lived on a lake. The scent of coconut will be forever intertwined with the scent of tanning (sweating) bodies.

But I’m very happy to eat coconut once the initial cooking / baking is finished. One of our favorite treats when we were children were ‘jockeys’. I have no idea if that is the right name or if they go by another name in other families. I googled it and found nothing,

In my family, anyway, a jockey was a yellow or white sheet cake that was cut into serving size. Then each piece was frosted on all sides with buttercream and rolled in shredded, toasted coconut. They were wonderful….. and fussy to make so they were a rare treat.bbb-logo-september-2016-300x298

On to the Babes….

Lien, of Notitie van Lein, our host kitchen for the month decided on something tropical in honor of the end of summer: Coconut Rolls.

It’s a simple bread dough, wrapped around a coconut filling.

The coconut is lightly flavored with brown sugar and cinnamon.

Breakfast? Tea? Morning munchies?

Some of the Babes went so far as to add chocolate to the bread dough. Who doesn’t love coconut and chocolate!

Check them out – and stop by out Notitie van Lien for more info and the recipe. Plus get the details for being a Bread Baking Buddy this month.

Lien’s Coconut Rolls


Elle’s Coconut Rolls


Karen’s Coconut Rolls


Kelly’s Coconut Rolls


Elizabeth’s Coconut Rolls


Karen’s Coconut Rolls


Cathy’s Coconut Rolls


And that’s it for the Babes in September….

And the Babes are:

 The Bread Baking Babes

A Messy Kitchen – Kelly
Bake My Day – Karen
blog from OUR kitchen – Elizabeth
Bread Experience – Cathy
Feeding My Enthusiasms – Elle
All Roads Lead to the Kitchen – Heather
Judy’s Gross Eats – Judy
Life’s a Feast – Jamie
Ilva Beretta Photography Blog – Ilva
Karen’s Kitchen Stories – Karen
My Diverse Kitchen — Aparna
My Kitchen In Half Cups – Tanna
Notitie Van Lien – Lien
And me…. Thyme for Cooking – Katie 

From the BBBBB (Bitchin’ Bread Baking Babe Bibliothécaire).

Last update on September 18, 2016

3 thoughts on “Bread Baking Babes go coconuts!”

  1. Ha! I have a similar aversion. Except I’m not even that wild about it when it’s actually finished cooking in the sweet! But I’d still like to try your family’s jockeys (oh dear, that doesn’t look very good, does it? 😀 )

    But my husband loves coconut. He loves it so much that when we went into ChinaTown yesterday to get dried mushrooms, he made us stop at one of the “Hong Kong” bakeries and bought a Coconut roll. The photo is still in the camera but as soon as it’s out, I’ll edit my post to show a commercial ChinaTown coconut roll that looks COMPLETELY different from the coconut rolls I made (I can’t stop laughing about mine now).

    Many thanks for putting all the coconut rolls together, Katie. I love these roundups.

  2. Elizabeth, mine loves coconut too. I tried to explain the ‘scent’ thing to him and he just didn’t get it LOL The jockeys were good – I couldn’t find anything about them online. Maybe it’s a lost art. Maybe I need to bring them back…. It could be the next cupcake craze!

  3. Just wondering re your ‘jockeys’……in Australia we would call something that seems similar ‘lamingtons’.

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