Pastelitos de Coco

Tiny Coconut Turnovers

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    3 dozen

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Eating Cuban

By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Published 2006

  • About

These sweet, delicate little pastries are the perfect complement to a strong, flavorful cup of café Cubano. Grated coconut in heavy syrup, which is sold in cans at many Latin American grocery stores, makes these tiny turnovers a snap to make.


For the Dough

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • tablespoons sugar


Make the dough: Sift the flour, then sift it again with the sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, use a heavy-duty electric mixer to combine the cream cheese and butter until well blended. Gradually add the flour mixture and stir until thoroughly incorporated. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Cover the dough and refrigerate for at l