Condensed Milk Bread Recipe

Condensed Milk Bread has a moderately soft texture and delightful taste, enhanced by the addition of condensed milk. The other ingredients are simple: flour, butter, and instant yeast. Let’s quickly learn how to make this delicious condensed milk bread for breakfast!

condensed milk bread

Condensed Milk – An Ideal Ingredients for Baking and Cooking

Condensed milk is one of the always-on food products in my mom’s kitchen. My sister is a fan of Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk, I’m into flan with condensed milk, and my mom uses it as an integral marinade for Pork Ribs for Com Tam, and other types of meat. It’s a versatile ingredient not only for cooking but baking and making drinks.

how to make condensed milk

So, what is condensed milk? In another post about how to make condensed milk, I did deep research about it and how it is different from evaporated milk. Here are some summaries:

  • What is condensed milk: It’s a dairy product made by heating a mixture of milk and sugar to remove about 60% of its water content, resulting in a thick, sweet, and sticky mixture. It is often sold in cans or tubes and is shelf-stable, making it convenient for storage and use in a variety of recipes.
  • Component of condensed milk: the main component of condensed milk is obviously milk (which can be a combination of fresh milk, milk powder, milk fat, whey powder) and sugar. In a can of condensed milk on the market, there is possibly lactose. In my homemade version, it’s simply fresh milk and sugar.
  • Difference from evaporated milk: Evaporated milk is a concentrated form of milk. It has a creamy texture and a slightly caramelized flavor due to the heating process, while condensed milk has a thick and sticky texture. Different from condensed milk, it is unsweetened.
  • How to store condensed milk: you can easily leave it at room temperature or keep it in fridge. However, keeping condensed milk in a fridge might make it thicker, so you should heat it up a bit or leave it at room temperature for a while.

Condensed Milk Bread Recipe

Although I don’t use condensed milk daily, I like using it as a marinade. One day, to use up all the leftover condensed milk I had, the idea of making condensed milk bread struck me as a perfect solution. The remaining ingredients of this recipe are also very basic, ones that you likely already have in your kitchen. Below are the recipes for 4 breads:

  • 140g (5 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 50g (1.8 oz) condensed milk
  • 30g (1 oz) water
  • 15g (0.5 oz) butter
  • 3g (1 tsp) instant yeast
  • 1g (a pinch) salt
  • 1 egg yolk

How to Make Condensed milk Bread

Step 1. Mixing ingredients

  • In the first step, prepare 2 mixing bowls. In the first mixing bowl, mix condensed milk, water, and yeast together and let it rest for 2-3 minutes.
condensed milk bread
  • Then, mix the second bowl including flour, egg, and salt together.
condensed milk bread
  • Add the milk and yeast mixture to the flour & egg mixture, and knead until the dough comes together in one piece. The texture might not be smooth at this step. Next, add butter in and mix well until you achieve a smooth, round dough. Let the dough rest for at least 15 minutes more.
condensed milk bread

Step 2. Kneading

  • After resting, continue kneading the dough until it passes the windowpane test. (FYI: The windowpane test is a technique to check the development of gluten in the dough. To perform the test, take a small piece of dough and gently stretch it out with your fingers of both hands to make it as thin as possible. The dough should stretch without tearing, becoming thin enough to let light pass through like a windowpane. See the example image below).
condensed milk bread windowpane test
Windowpane test
  • Now, let the dough rise until it doubles in size. This process usually takes about 2 hours, but it can vary depending on the temperature and moisture of the room. You can use a cylindrical cup to estimate the rise of your dough: add a small amount of the dough, mark its height, and wait until it doubles in height.
condensed milk bread

Step 3. Shaping and baking

  • Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and shape each into small round balls. Let the dough rise again until it doubles in size.
condensed milk bread
  • Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F), then bake the bread for 15 minutes. Check the oven regularly to ensure that the breads are neither underbaked nor overbaked. Allow them to cool down before enjoying.
condensed milk bread

Storing Condensed Milk Bread

Condensed milk bread easily becomes hard and dry when left uncovered at room temperature. Therefore, to store the bread properly, cover them with a cloth. It’s ideal to use a breadbasket with a removable cover.

Like many types of bread, condensed milk bread lasts for around 3 days at room temperature. If you detect a sour smell from your bread, discard it.

condensed milk bread

Condensed Milk Bread

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

Condensed Milk Bread has a moderately soft texture and delightful taste, enhanced by the addition of condensed milk.

Ingredients

  • 140g (5 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 50g (1.8 oz) condensed milk
  • 30g (1 oz) water
  • 15g (0.5 oz) butter
  • 3g (1 tsp) instant yeast
  • 1g (a pinch) salt
  • 1 egg yolk

Instructions

Step 1. Mixing ingredients

  • In the first step, prepare 2 mixing bowls. In the first mixing bowl, mix condensed milk, water, and yeast together and let it rest for 2-3 minutes.condensed milk bread
  • Then, mix the second bowl including flour, egg, and salt together.condensed milk bread
  • Add the milk and yeast mixture to the flour & egg mixture, and knead until the dough comes together in one piece. The texture might not be smooth at this step. Next, add butter in and mix well until you achieve a smooth, round dough. Let the dough rest for at least 15 minutes more.condensed milk bread

Step 2. Kneading

  • After resting, continue kneading the dough until it passes the windowpane test. (FYI: The windowpane test is a technique to check the development of gluten in the dough. To perform the test, take a small piece of dough and gently stretch it out with your fingers of both hands to make it as thin as possible. The dough should stretch without tearing, becoming thin enough to let light pass through like a windowpane. See the example image below).condensed milk bread windowpane test
  • Now, let the dough rise until it doubles in size. This process usually takes about 2 hours, but it can vary depending on the temperature and moisture of the room. You can use a cylindrical cup to estimate the rise of your dough: add a small amount of the dough, mark its height, and wait until it doubles in height.condensed milk bread

Step 3. Shaping and baking

  • Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and shape each into small round balls. Let the dough rise again until it doubles in size.condensed milk bread
  • Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F), then bake the bread for 15 minutes. Check the oven regularly to ensure that the breads are neither underbaked nor overbaked. Allow them to cool down before enjoying.condensed milk breadcondensed milk bread
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 80g
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185

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