This recipe has been a long time in the making. Back when Jehan can cook was a wee little blog hosted by wordpress I had a similar recipe.  When I transported my content to this new address and deleted the old blog, my recipe was deleted along with many others.  On my quest to find the perfect rock buns I’ve experimented endlessly before I finally came up with this recipe.    The results have all been tasty but the texture was not was I was looking for.  I wanted a bun that was firm and “rocky” yet tasty and could hold its shape as it baked.  This buns will bring you right back to sitting on the Seawall with a Coconut rock buns in one hand and a sorrel or mauby in the other.  If  you don’t have those memories you will enjoy it anyway, what’s not to love about butter and coconut???  For those of you who are not familiar with Coconut rock buns it’s very similar in texture and taste to a scone.

Coconut Rock Buns

2 cup Flour

1 tsp Baking powder

1/2 cup butter, room temp

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup coconut

1/2 cup raisins

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

Set oven to 350 degrees.  Mix flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl.  Using a fork, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles small peas.  Add coconut sugar, raisins and mix well.  Beat 2 eggs with vanilla extract.  Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in eggs.  Mix slowly to form a ball of dough.  You can also use the dough attachment on your stand-up mixer.   Separate into 8 or 9 even pieces and drop onto a greased pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 mins.  Remove from oven and cool.

This article has 16 comments

  1. Damali

    I tried this recipe today. It’s perfect! I subbed white sugar for brown sugar though. I’m gonna make a second batch for the honey tonight.

  2. Nalini

    I tried this receipe last night. I used a scone pan, and got beautiful buns. I’m not a fan of raisins so I excluded it.

  3. JehanP

    I’m always very happy when my recipes are successful!

  4. Val

    I tried your recipe for the first time tonight. I just got into catering and I’m always baking and cooking but I don’t eat most the stuff I cook for my family and friends because I’m a vegetarian. The only way I know if it tastes good is when they eat it. I don’t know yet how this tastes because they haven’t tasted it yet, they are all asleep. However, I wanted to ask if there is something missing from the recipe. When I added the egg mixture, my dough didn’t come together and I had to add 1/2 cup milk to bind it. I must say that it looks great, just like back home buns.

  5. JehanP

    This is a very dry dough, it doesn’t have much moisture so that the texture comes out hard like Rock Buns. But experimenting is always good, that’s what I do until I find something that works for me :-).

  6. JehanP

    Kayla I don’t have a vegetarian version or know of any..sorry.

  7. chris

    was looking for this recipe for a long time will try it and let you know

  8. Malisa

    Hi Jehan,
    I made this tonight. I love it! Will definitely make this again. 🙂

  9. Susan

    I’m literally hooked on your website Jehan, I have just tried this rock buns recipe for the first time and it came out excellent. ….

  10. Gail

    I tried this recipe today. It came out great. Only thing is that I do not like raisins, so I added more coconut and because of that I had to add a little condensed milk. They came out great. Thanks Jehan!

  11. JehanP

    Thanks Gail, you can absolutely leave out the raisins. I’ve since made it without the raisins and it’s just as good.

  12. Deborah

    I added about 1/3 cup milk. I thought you forgot the milk. It was still ok.

  13. JehanP

    Deborah I didn’t forget the milk. The eggs are enough to bind the mixture together.