Sift the flour. In a mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Mix well about 1 minute. Pour in olive oil and water. Mix well. Now clean your dry working surface and knead by hand about 10 minutes.
Cover the dough and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. After that, punch the dough down and make 15 round lemon-sized balls.
Now take out each ball and roll out with a rolling pin until you get a disk (2 1/2-inch diameter and 1/4-inch thick).
To make the coconut filling, in a thick-bottomed pan, put coconut pani, cinnamon and sugar and bring to a boil (you need it to be around 100ºC degrees so use a thermometer). Then add the pani mixture to the desiccated coconut and mix well. Let cool.
Now place about 1 teaspoon of sweet coconut mixture in the middle of each disk. Roll into a ball. Next shape the dough into a oval shape. Using sharp scissors, snip the top of the dough to form prickles to shape it like a porcupine.
Now put the porcupine on top of oil paper or baking paper. Place porcupine buns in a steamer and steam over a pan of boiling water for about 10 minutes. When the porcupine buns are cooked, remove from the steamer and place on a dish.
After that, you can decorate the porcupine buns with eyes, a mouth and whiskers. I’ve done so in the photo using food coloring for the eyes and mouth and coconut husk for the whiskers.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (37g)|
|Recipe Makes: 15 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 42 (36%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 4.7g||6 %|
|Saturated Fat 3.9g||19 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.2g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 61.5mg||2 %|
|Potassium 59.7mg||2 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 16.9g||5 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.6g||6 %|
|Sugars, other 15.4g|
|Protein 2.6g||4 %|
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Calories per serving: 118
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