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Coconut Biscuits with Guava Jelly


Coconut Biscuits with Guava Jelly

Coconut Biscuits with Guava Jelly

Marian Blazes
Guava is a very popular tropical fruit in South America, often made into a delicious jelly. Guava jelly is the perfect accompaniment to these buttery coconut biscuits.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 stick butter, cold, cut into half-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup dried, sweetened coconut, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup cold buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees (F).

  2. Mix flour, salt, sugar, and 1 cup coconut together in a bowl.

  3. Cut cold butter into flour mixture, using a pastry cutter or two knives, until butter is in pea-size pieces.

  4. Stir in the yogurt and buttermilk until just mixed.

  5. Turn the biscuit dough out onto the counter, and flatten slightly. Fold into thirds, like a letter, and flatten slightly.

  6. Turn dough 90 degrees and fold three times like a letter again. Gently roll or flatten to about 3/4 inch thickness.

  7. Using a 2-3 inch biscuit cutter, cut biscuits by pressing straight down with the cutter (do not twist).

  8. Place biscuits in a buttered 9 inch round or square cake pan. Brush tops of biscuits with melted butter, and sprinkle tops with remaining coconut.

  9. Bake biscuits for 10 minutes, then lower temperature to 375. Cover biscuits loosely with foil if the coconut is browning too much.

  10. Bake for about 5 to 10 minutes more. Biscuits are done when the tops are golden brown.

  11. Split warm biscuits, spread with butter, and serve with guava jelly.

Makes about 15 2-inch biscuits.

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