Sunday 14 December 2014

White Coffee Bread Loaf (Breadmaker)

3-in-1 premixed beverage powder is popular in Singapore. The premixed white coffee powder was packed with raw sugar and creamer for easy preparation. To enhance the aroma of the loaf, a small amount of cocoa powder and whipping cream have been added to the dough.
Thank you my Facebook Singapore Home Cook member Eileen Chua for inspiring this aromatic soft loaf :)

Yield: One 14Lx12Wx14H cm loaf 
Bread weight: 507g
Appliances: Breadmaker Whirlpool BM1000 

40g 3-in-1 white coffee
1/2 tsp cocoa powder
50g hot water
20g whipping cream*
70g fresh milk

25g beaten egg
40g raw sugar 
1/4 tsp salt 
30g unsalted butter

225g bread flour 

25g top/cake flour 
1/2 tsp instant dry yeast 

* whipping cream can be replaced by an equal amount of fresh milk.

1. Pour 3-in-1 white coffee powder and cocoa powder into a bowl.

2. Pour hot water to dissolve the coffee and cocoa powders into a mixture.

3. Pour whipping cream and fresh milk into the coffee mixture in (2).

4. Pour coffee mixture from (3) into the bread pan.

5. Add in sugar and salt.

6. Pour in beaten egg.

7. Place the butter into the pan.

8. Pour in bread and cake flours.

9. Dig a hole and pour the instant dry yeast into it.

10. Place the bread pan into the bread machine.

11. Select "5" Sweet Dough function; select "light" crust colour; and press "Start".

12. This step is optional. You can leave the dough in the machine till the end.
When the countdown timer reaches "1:55", wear a pair of disposable gloves, and pull out the dough.

Shape it into a ball, remove the kneading blade, and place the dough back to the pan.

13. When the countdown timer reached "1:15" brush some beaten egg over the dough top.
This step is optional too.

14. To prevent the top of the loaf from having an untanned patch, cover the window with an aluminum foil.

15. When the baking process is over, remove the bread pan from the machine.

16. Invert out the bread onto a cooling rack.

17. Slice the loaf when it has completely cool down :)


  1. Hi
    should I cool d coffee mixture b4 pouring into d pan?

    1. Hi Sing Yee Fong, you needn't have to wait for the coffee to cool down as the fresh milk will lower the temperature of the mixture :)

  2. For your ham n cheese buns how many days can i keep?

    1. If you keep them in fridge, I think they can be kept up to about 3 days. In room temperature, it's best to consume on the same day :)

  3. Hi!

    Is it possible to use other types of coffee? Perhaps?

    I had tried your Sweet Milk Buns last Sunday and they were good. They were still soft and fluffy this morning. But I sprinkled too much flour on top of the proofed dough before baking.

    Siaw Tan

    1. Hi Siaw Tan,
      Yes, you can use other flavor 3in1 coffee mix.
      Glad to know you like the sweet milk buns. And thank you for sharing with me :)

  4. Hi Goh

    How long can we store balance whipping cream in fridge?

    1. Hi Jayna, the manufacturer usually instructed the consumer to use the open product within 3 days. But I usually will drag for about 1 week or so, as long as the milk doesn't curd, or have funny scent :)

  5. Hi. . can i follow yr steps but with mixer as I dun have bread maker?

    1. Hi Sofia, yes you can use a mixer to knead the dough. Maybe you can follow the steps, except adding the butter after the dough becomes smooth :)

  6. Hi NgaiLeng, sorry to disturb you. I was going to try out your recipe but there is something I need your advice. Because I am using a different BM, mine is a DonLim BM, hence I do not have a sweet dough function. May I check if there is any other function I can use?

    1. Hi Hwee Teng, sorry I'm not familiar with the DonLim BM function. If you can find a function which has a total mixing + kneading + proofing + baking time close to 2hr 55min, then that might be the function. As sweet bread has higher sugar content, so the proofing time and baking time is shorter than those normal function :)

    2. I see...ok sure. Thank you for your guidance. Let me go give it a try. Hehe...thank you so much.

  7. Hi.. I don't have cake flour. Is it ok if I jus use bread flour?

    1. Yes, you use either bread flour or all purpose flour 😊


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