Decided to do an experiment after seeing a post on Fb group & link to a fellow member’s blog: http://mymindpatch.blogspot.sg/2016/04/nescafe-gold-blend-coffee-loaf.html?m=1
As I am using Panasonic Breadmaker, method will have to be slightly different since everything must be cold. I tested it as follows:
Coffee Bread – Soft bread dough method basic elements from Panasonic recipe book
2 sachets of 3-in 1 coffee ( I used reduced sugar Gold Roast~ or whatever you have at home, reduced sugar is best as I did not reduce sugar from the basic recipe)
90ml hot water
250g bread flour
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp salt
15g butter (cold)
100ml milk ( Meiji low fat cold milk)
1tsp instant yeast ( straight from fridge)
Mix A together until the coffee powder are dissolved in the hot water. Leave to cool and fridge at least 2 hrs before you start your bread making. Basically, as the mixture turns as cold as the milk – you are start your bread making.
Place your bread tin ( don’t forget to insert the blade! ) on the weighing scale, click TARE function to set back to 0. Add in sequence : FLOUR , SALT(dig a hole and pour salt & buried ), HONEY, BUTTER.Add the coffee liquid in circular motion around the tin. Final weight should be around 500+++g.
Put the tin into the breadmaker, press Method 3 for soft bread. It will take 4hrs 20mins. You will see the the time it is done on the screen when you press the Method No. I chose Light Crust and No additional items added. Press Start!
Cover and open the lid that holds the yeast compartment, add 1tsp instant yeast. Cover lid and wait for the final beep time.
Instant yeast, coffee liquid and milk ( coffee mixture) & butter are all straight from the fridge. No thawing is required.
Verdict : Bread is super soft since we chose 4hr plus to let the bread rise. Coffee is only a tint of presence. Likely not enough coffee. However, it still tastes good. Will add more instant coffee next round.
I am using Panasonic SD-P104. There is an updated model stated in Panasonic Singapore which allows you to bake a 500g or 700g loaf choice. Else, I think this breadmaker is good enough. Watch out for sales to get this older model especially at Isetan Private Sale. It is slightly less than S$300 during special sale time.
Reason why I choose Panasonic ( not sponsored!) because all are added straight from the fridge. No thawing is required. Simple! Commercial reasons e.g yeast compartment is seperated and only added at the correct timing, nah…. As long as you don’t mix salt and yeast at the same place, still ok. But most other brands doesn’t allow you to use milk/ water/ butter straight from the fridge and into the breadmaker. This is the most simple, no brainer to use.
Other liquids eg soya milk ( will be slightly shorter bread but still yummy) , Yakult/Vitagen ( a bit sourish ) , milk powder & cold water ( original recipe book) can be used. All straight from fridge. I don’t have ice water in fridge at all times so milk or soya milk is the best with added flavor. Always choose reduced sugar for flavored liquids.