Milo Sandwich Bread

by Dewi Martha Indria

I felt very satisfied for making my own sandwich bread. All this time, my family usually consume sandwich bread that is produced by one of famous bread factory in Indonesia that we always but in the local supermarket. Sure, it is so easy for us, just go to the nearest supermarket and bring home the bread. But sometimes i feel not so comfort about it, however there must be many preservatives and other chemical additives inside the sandwich bread that we usually buy, we can’t avoid that. Then, i just hope i can make my own sandwich bread that is healthier and tastier. Ya, you can control the ingredients that you use when you make it homemade.

You know, i am still in period of euphoria of having a bread maker machine. So, i try to make any kind of bread that I want, LOL. Hence, i take my time to search in internet the sandwich bread’s recipe and I found this recipe, so easy to make (of course easy if using bread maker). Actually the real recipe this sandwich bread is a white bread. But i did some experiment, because of my husband and son love to eat anything than contain chocolate so in the first time i want to add some cocoa powder to make it chocolate sandwich bread. Unfortunately, when i went to kitchen, my cocoa powder stock was run out. So, I just used Milo powder as a substitute of cocoa powder. But i little bit disappointing with the result because it is not too chocolate-taste or Milo-taste. Just spread the Nutella hazelnut chocolate spread or any kind of spread that you like. I prefer the chocolate spread.

Generally when i use my bread machine i choose sweet bread setting. Now, i try to use white bread setting (or in other bread machine brand, sandwich setting). So, what is the difference between this two setting, sweet bread and white bread? If I see in the manual book, it is written there that the process time with sweet bread is longer than white bread. Actually, i do not really understand why this one is longer than the other. In my humble opinion (after some experience), i taste that if I use white bread setting, the bread become more dense and even use flour by the same amount, the bread result of basic bread is not as large and as fluffy as sweet dough.

If you want to make like I make, just try this recipe that I got from Monica’s blog.


Milo Sandwich Bread
  • put in the order listed below:
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar (on top of the flour in one corner)
  • 1½ tsp salt (on top of the flour in another corner)
  • 2½ tsp instant dry yeast
  • 3 tsp Milo powder (optional, you can change it with cocoa powder)
Using Bread maker Machine
  1. Set to setting: sandwich (1.5 loaf, light crust)
  2. Wait until 5 minutes before taking the bread out of the bread pan
  3. Let it cool
  4. Slice and enjoy


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