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Sesame Coconut Matcha Milk Bread

StevenSensei's picture

Sesame Coconut Matcha Milk Bread

I decided I wanted to do something different and fun so why not make a multi-flavor sweet milk bread and see what happens. I found out that deliciousness happens!



I started with a basic milk bread recipe that I use for dinner rolls / hotdog buns / hamburger buns. Scaled it to 900 grams and then divided the dough into 3 parts. Added mix-ins of black sesame, matcha powder, and dried coconut into each. 

Once proved I stretched out each dough and gave it a light sprinkle of sugar, a mist of water from a spray bottle, and then layered the next one. That stack of dough was then shaped and put into a pan for the final proof. 

Finally the whole thing got baked and the results were pretty on the inside and out!

Sensei's Report Card

Tasting Notes: Soft and sweet. This would make amazing French toast for breakfast. I've enjoyed it lightly toasted with some butter and even just as is. The sesame is a bit strong and can overpower the other flavors, however if I pull a part of the bread apart and eat the flavors individually they are present. I could honestly see doing this again as just coconut...or just matcha or maybe even a coconut pineapple bread.  


Time/Effort: Takes about 4 to 6 hours from start to finish as it is a yeasted bread that is risen twice and baked the same day. Low effort as it can be made completely in a stand mixer other than shaping.    


Would I make it again: Yes, I would make this one again. I would leave out the sesame as it can be a very strong and dominating flavor. Or just do it as a sesame bread. I love coconut so I'll likely do it with just coconut or maybe as a coconut pineapple bread next time. This is a fun sweet breakfast bread for sure. 


Isand66's picture

Great bake.  I’ve never had any luck getting a real strong coconut flavor.  How strong a flavor did you notice?


Benito's picture

Lovely bake Steven.  I wonder if coconut milk would work instead of milk to help bring out the coconut flavour?  I do love milk breads and their versatility in doing things like this bake.


StevenSensei's picture

Perhaps. I've used coconut milk in bread before so that could work. Also even a touch of coconut oil could be useful. The coconut flavor itself was fine in this bread...just hard for it to stand against the sesame. Next time I do this as just a coconut...or a coconut/pineapple bread I'll for sure also try it with coconut milk as well. OOh, maybe even with some macadamia many ideas!

HeiHei29er's picture

Looks great and love the idea of coconut/macadamia nut!