It seemed like all my friends who grew up in south-east asia had their fare share of Milo or Ovaltine growing up. It's what parents usually give their kids as a supplement or in place of milk. And the difference between Milo and Ovaltine is kinda like Pepsi and Coke. Personally, I like both Milo and Ovaltine Malt. Now that it's summer-like weather and my kids are drinking more chilled, plain wholemilk, I thought some Milo flavored bread could be interesting. I like the resulting mild chocolate color, and slightly sweet taste. Used the wheat bread recipe that came with my breadmaker, and added 1/4 cup of Milo to the recipe. Made the dough in the breadmaker, then transfered the dough to a Pam-sprayed bread pan to rise and baked it in the oven. Might play with it more to get a stronger Milo flavor, but the kids seem to like it. Probably will make Ovaltine malt bread next. Aiyah! Always playing with my food!
Recipe for Lee Ping:
For my breadmachine, I add all the wet ingredients first, followed by the dry ones. Here's the ingredients for a 1.5 lb bread.
Note that depending on the humidity of your area, you have to test how 'wet' or 'dry' your dough is after 5-10 mins in the machine. Dough should be sticky. If dough is dry, add 1 tsp of water or milk.
For the milo bread, I mixed 4 tbs milo with 3 tbs warm milk. But the flavor was quite mild, and I might add more milo next time. Add to the rest of your 'wet' ingredients for the milo wheat bread.
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 1/2 tablespoons honey ( used organic can sugar)
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups Bread Flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons quick active yeast
Don't we love to play with our food? ;) This is a smart idea, will incorporate Milo in my bread recipe next! Thanks!
Did you add 1/4 cup of milo powder or milo mixed with water?
Yum. Another interesting post. I used to drink so much Milo as a kid but I never really liked Ovaltine.
So true! Try it and let me know.
Hi Lee Ping,
Oops! I will add the recipe onto the post...
Thanks! Yeah, some like Milo and some like Ovaltine...:)
Wow that is so cool! Italians are big into Ovaltine too - I had it a lot growing up! But I have never heard of Milo!
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actually I never had milo bread when I was a kid. They don't sell Milo or Ovaltine here but you gave me some other idea to toy with. I will try it out and post it on my blog ;)
Thanks Jenndz! Milo is like Qvaltine, but a little less sweet.
Can't wait to see what your idea will be Cooking Ninja! :)
Thanks for the Milo bread recipe for bread machine. I have a can of Milo from Canada that I have yet to use. Hope there is no expiration dates on them.
Hi Lee Ping,
As long as it hasn't been opened and sitting out for a long time, I think it's ok. I was looking at mine, and there is not exp. date too. :(
i got 3 cans of milo and i really dunno wat to do with them. ur recipe looks great, but i don't have a bread machine. Is it possible to make this by using the traditional way? (ie knead the dough yourself and bake it in an oven)
Hi Just.me, I haven't made bread without breadmaker for so long, but you certainly can give it a try. The link below may help. http://www.ochef.com/623.htm
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