WATCH: How To Make Soft And Fluffy Milo Buns

You can eat your Milo instead of drinking it!

Milo is a popular chocolate malt drink that most Pinoys had growing up. It's usually drank iced, cold, or even warm but most fans of this chocolate malt drink would say that it's also good when eaten as is, by the spoonful. 

If you grew up with it, love Milo, and still crave its taste, these Milo bread buns are right up your alley. These are Milo buns, chocolate bread rolls stuffed with a buttery chocolate filling.

Here's how to make it: 

Photo by Marianna Carminia A. Graham

Milo Buns Recipe 

  • Takes¬†1 hour 45 minutes plus proofing
  • Makes 8 buns¬†
  • For the bread:¬†
  • 2/3 cup (150ml) fresh milk, warmed
  • 4 tablespoons Milo¬†
  • 1 1/2¬†teaspoons¬†instant yeast
  • 1 medium egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar¬†
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Milo powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature¬†
  • 1/2 teaspoon¬†iodized salt
  • For cookie topping:
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature¬†
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon Milo dissolved in 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/8 cup Milo, sifted
  • For the filling:¬†
  • 8 small cubes unsalted butter
  • 16 teaspoons Milo powder¬†
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How To Make Milo Buns Recipe 

  • 1 Mix Milo powder with warm milk. Dissolve yeast in Milo milk mixture. Let stand for 3 minutes.¬†
  • 2¬†Add sugar, egg yolk, and sifted flour. Mix.
  • 3¬†Add softened butter and salt. Knead the dough until the gluten develops and the dough is manageable.¬†
  • 4 Place in a lightly flour-dusted bowl and cover with a damp cloth or cling wrap. Let dough rest for¬†one hour.¬†
  • 5¬†While waiting, prepare cookie topping. Mix butter with powdered sugar.¬†Add egg and Milo and water mixture.¬†Add flour and milo powder. Mix well.¬†Spoon into a piping bag and chill¬†until ready to use.
  • 6¬†After one¬†hour, divide the dough into 8 pieces and shape into rounds. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • 7¬†Lightly stretch out each dough ball and fill with a cube of butter and 2 teaspoons Milo powder each. Seal tightly, and lightly roll into a ball with a cupped hand. Cover and let rest for another hour.
  • 8¬†Preheat oven to 350¬†degrees F or 180¬†degrees C.
  • 9¬†Swirl the cookie topping mixture on top of each bun. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • 10¬†Cool on rack. Best served warm!

What better way to enjoy these soft and fluffy Milo buns than with a glass or cup of Milo?  

Have you tried making bread before? Here are more Milo and bread recipes you can try next.



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