Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Milk Coffee Buns and Buah Melaka


I am sure into bread nowadays. . . .  whenever I look at them in someone's blog, I am practically drooling. A few days ago I saw this recipe called something like Pulled Apart Cinnamon Bread "Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread" (pandai pulak I ubah nama roti ni. . . ) from this famous blogger. My mouth was watering looking at them. Funny really because I am not that fond of cinnamon, on bread that is. . .  The recipe looked a bit complicated so perhaps I will try it on my good days :D

Then, I saw this "Milk Coffee Buns" from Treat n Trick blog. . .  Wow it sure looked yummy and I could almost taste the coffee. I am a coffee addict (how I bemoan this fact !!!) and this recipe surely attracted my attention. So yesterday I took out my breadmaker. Yes I do have one, but when was the last time I used it for bread??? Hmmm definitely not since I moved here more than a year ago. But I did make kuih pau a few times using the breadmaker, so I suppose that counts as bread too :D

So here is my Milk Coffee Buns. . .
Source : Treat n Trick

Hooray. . . I made it. . .
The buns are superb! It's definitely a keeper, it is soft and wonderful and the smell of it baking was heavenly!! DH and DS demolished 4 of them right after I took it from the oven, and they just had dinner not half an hour ago!!! 

But somehow it doesn't look as round, as smooth and as shiny as the one from Treat n Trick !!! I wonder why?? I went back a few times to the blog this morning to see why hers look much yummier. Perhaps because I used fresh milk instead of evaporated milk? Or was it the yeast? Or perhaps I punched it too much? It rose more that double before I punched it, or perhaps it's the butter, I wasn't sure how much 3 table spoon was, but I used about 60g. Anyway, next time I must glaze and sprinkle it with more sugar. I'm quite proud of myself hehehe. . .

Now let's see how it was before I bake it. . .


Before baking and glazing

It looks hard, but it is really soft !!

And my trusted breadmaker . . .

Cap ayam je. . .

Bought it 2 years ago, but the number of times I used it for bread?? Hmmm less than a single hand hehehe. . . But this is the first time I use it for buns, and now I berkobar-kobar will definitely try to make many more of them.

And here is my buah melaka. . .

There's no daun pandan. . .

I made it this morning for breakfast . .  I actually mixed the flour last night, while waiting for the buns in the oven, but then I thought this was too much "makan kena berpada-pada kan, jangan turutkan perut sangat. . ." So, this morning it became our breakfast together with the leftover coffee buns. Hmmm. . . buah melaka ni takla secantik Ladylavender punye hehehe. . .

This is the recipe for Milk Coffee Buns  ;

2 cups all purpose flour (I used gluten flour)
2 tsp yeast
3 tbs butter (I used 60g)
2 tbs sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup evaporated milk (I used fresh milk)
2 tsp instant coffee
2 tbs milk and sugar for glazing

Methods :

- Heat milk with coffee and butter. Let it be lukewarm.
- Pour milk in breadmaker
- Add in flour and all the dry ingredients
- Set the maker to dough.
- Take out the dough and punch it, devide into 10 small buns.
- Cover and let it rest for 45 minutes
- Bake for 15-20 minutes at 180 celcius.

11 comments:

Suffia said...

It's been ages since I last made buah melaka and I never tried making bread before. Your bread turned out great. Sedap makan panas2.

Abu Ikhlas said...

sedapnya...boleh order ke atau mintak sikit...

i amsterdam said...

Suffia,

So now is the time to make buah melaka again.. and to try making bread !!

The last time I made bread(like gardenia bread back home) ages ago, it didn't turn out well. The smell was heavenly but somehow it tasted yeasty when cold, so the BM had only been used for making kuih pau. Now that the buns turn out quite well, there will be many more buns in the future :D

i amsterdam said...

Saudara M. Nor,

Sure I will send some for u in the post ha..ha..ha..

Cheqna said...

may be what i should do is buy the breadmaker, then it will turn up as good as yours..but it might ends like yours ~ more in the storeroom compared to the kitchen..hehe..

Thanks for the recipe, might try it one day thou last month's attempt left me with a bloated stomach..we thought it could be due to the yeast!

:-)

i amsterdam said...

Cheqna dear,

Dah 2 hari berturut2 I buat roti tau, pagi ni I buat roti Cinnamon Pull Apart!! Sedap... ILham bawa bekal lagi :D

Treat and Trick said...

Thanks for trying my recipe and it turned out great! The get smooth round ball, roll each ball using both hand and yes evaporated milk makes them more glossy....


http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

i amsterdam said...

Hi Treat n Trick,

Thank you for tips!! Now I'm drooling over your Stuffed Buns... will try it one of these days :D

Azrey Rozie Eiman said...

Oh sedapnya Buah Melaka! Kena beli kukur / parut kelapa cepat nih. Takde jual kelapa parut here in Qatar :(

i amsterdam said...

Azrey Rozie Eiman,

TQ for visiting us here. Errr kat sini pun takde kelapa parut dear, tapi buah kelapa ada di jual. Btw, buah melaka tu disalut dengan kelapa kering je, sedap juga tapi tentunya fresh kelapa parut lagi sedap kan :D

malacca2u said...

The fragant white flowers after pollination become small coffee berries with two beans covered by a silver-membrance enclosed by a yellow pulp that turns red when ripe. Already a nice beverage, roasting the seed give coffee much of its pleasant taste.