Thursday, June 21, 2007

Milo Wheat Bread

Picture of bread after kneading and left to rest for 45 mins.

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


Little Corner of Mine said...

Don't we love to play with our food? ;) This is a smart idea, will incorporate Milo in my bread recipe next! Thanks!

Lee Ping said...

Dear V,

Did you add 1/4 cup of milo powder or milo mixed with water?

Lee Ping

WokandSpoon said...

Yum. Another interesting post. I used to drink so much Milo as a kid but I never really liked Ovaltine.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hey C,
So true! Try it and let me know.

Hi Lee Ping,
Oops! I will add the recipe onto the post...

Hi Wokandspoon,
Thanks! Yeah, some like Milo and some like Ovaltine...:)

Thistlemoon said...

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!

Welcome to the Foodie Blogroll!

Anonymous said...

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 ;)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Thanks Jenndz! Milo is like Qvaltine, but a little less sweet.

Can't wait to see what your idea will be Cooking Ninja! :)

Lee Ping said...

Dear V,

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.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

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. :(

Just.Me. said...

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)


East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi, I haven't made bread without breadmaker for so long, but you certainly can give it a try. The link below may help.