Costa Maya Coconut Bread

Costa Maya Coconut Bread
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Ingredients:
1 1/2 grated coconuts or 1 cup grated unsweetened coconut
2 cups water
3 tablespoons yeast
3/4 cup warm water
2 tablespoons melted butter
3 1/2 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons salt
3 lbs flour ( approximately)
1/4 cup melted butter

Directions:
Directions: grate the coconut and discard any brown skins. Add 2 cups water to the coconut and let sit for 30 minutes. If using dried grated coconut, add an additional 1/4 cup water to compensate for the lack of moisture. Dissolve the yeast in 3/4 cup warm water. Add the sugar and 3 T of the flour and let rise until bubbles form. Add all remaining ingredients except flour. Add 3/4 of the flour.
If you are using a bread mixer, add additional flour until mixture pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Mix for 5 minutes or until elastic. If mixing by hand, knead for about 8 minutes continually adding additional flour or until smooth and elastic.
Cover and let sit until doubled. Punch down dough. Divide dough into 30 balls. place on greased cookie sheet and flatten slightly. The shape should resemble English muffins, only a little smaller. Each bread should be at least 1 inch apart. Brush with melted butter. Let rise for 30 minutes.
Place bread in preheated 400 F oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with additional butter. Serve warm or toasted.

Servings: 30

Time preparation: 15 min.

Time total: 88 min.

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