100 Favorite Dishes: Coco Bread From Charlie's Pastries

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As a countdown to the Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in May, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to John.Linn@BrowardPalmBeach.com.

No. 45: Coco Bread from Charlie's Pastries

It doesn't make much sense to wrap a piece of starch inside another piece of starch,
unless, of course, the first thing is a Jamaican beef patty and the second is coco bread, preferably from Charlie's Pastries in Lauderhill (4265 NW 12th St., Lauderhill, 954-587-8828). The Jamaican bakery is packed throughout the day with folks ordering spicy beef, chicken curry, and even vegetable patties along with plenty of sweet, warm, buttery coco bread to wrap them in. The coco bread makes the combo. It's dense and fluffy, and Charlie's makes it fresh every day. There's no coconut in it, as one would expect. Just sugar and butter and flour and love. Those in the know always get one more piece than the number of patties. A single piece of coco bread makes a great dessert too.

Previous 100 Favorite Dishes:
No. 46: Spare ribs from Troy's Bar-Be-Que
No. 47: Vegetarian reuben from Sara's
No. 48: Key lime pie from Le Tub
No. 49: Uni Angel Hair Pasta From Hiro's Yakko-San
No. 50: Meatballs From Cafe Martorano
No. 51: Burger from Jack's Old Fashion Hamburger House
No. 52: Lunch specials from Charcuterie Too
No. 53: Bruschetta from Noodles Panini
No. 54: Tulipan's guava and cheese pastries
No. 55: Baingan bartha from Woodlands Vegetarian Indian Cuisine
No. 56: Foie gras from Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy
No. 57: Jalea mixta from El Rey de Pescado
No. 58: Chipotle pork "florito" from East Coast Burrito Factory
No. 59: Fish tacos from Tryst
No. 60: French toast from Dune Deck Cafe
Favorite Dishes No. 61 through No. 80
Favorite Dishes No. 81 through No. 100
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