100 Favorite Dishes: Coco Bread From Charlie's Pastries

100 Favorite Dishes: Coco Bread From Charlie's Pastries

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

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


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


56: Foie gras from Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy


57: Jalea mixta from El Rey de Pescado


58: Chipotle pork "florito" from East Coast Burrito Factory


59: Fish tacos from Tryst


60: French toast from Dune Deck Cafe


Dishes No. 61 through No. 80


Dishes No. 81 through No. 100

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