I start these in my food processor because it is so fast but they can be made just as easily in a large bowl by cutting the butter in with a pastry blender or just rubbing it into the dry ingredients using your hands like Nan did.
In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Pulse in the butter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal with small pieces of butter still visible.
Add the coconut, toss well, and make a well in the center of the mixture.
Mix together the undiluted evaporated milk, lemon juice, almond extract and vanilla extract.
Pour the liquid mixture into the well and mix only enough to form a dough ball.
Roll on a floured surface to 1 inch thickness and cut out buns with biscuit cutter and place on parchment lined baking sheet.