Soft buns with barley coffee


Soft, delicate and delicious. With amazing consistency and with a light aftertaste of barley coffee. Perfect both for breakfast and for a afternoon snack.

Soft buns with barley coffee
Preparation time
Cooking time
Waiting time 2h


For 4 Person(s)


  • 500 g bread flour
  • 7 g active dry yeast* (see the notes to halve the yeast)
  • 330 ml milk
  • 40 g butter
  • 0.25 cup barley malt syrup(you can substitute it with dark honey)
  • 5 tsp instant barley coffee
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 1 egg + 1 tbsp milk (optional)

Soft buns with barley coffee Directions

  1. In a small saucepan heat the milk with barley malt syrup and butter, stir until the lbutter is completely dissolved. Set aside to make it lukewarm.

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  2. In a bowl, sift the flour. Add the dry yeast and instant barley coffee and stir.

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  3. Add the milk mix to the flour and begin to knead. After a couple of minutes, add the salt. Knead the dough until it becomes smooth and homogeneous.

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  4. Create a ball, wrapped in a lightly greased bowl and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until the dough doubles in volume. The rising times are approximate, it can take more or less time depending on the temperature of the environment, the freshness of the yeast, the strength of the flour and other factors not related to the recipe.

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  5. After this time, deflate the dough. Knead briefly and divide it into many equal parts. Create balls of dough and lay them on baking tray lined with some parchment paper, cover with a cotton cloth and let rise for another hour.

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  6. Brush the buns with some egg mixed with 1 tablespoon of milk. Bake in preheated conventional oven at 190 °C for 20 - 25 minutes.

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  7. Remove from oven and let cool completely on wire rack before serving.

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Recipe notes

* To keep your bread, rolls, pizzas, focaccia and other yeast dough recipes soft and fragrant for longer, you need to cut the amount of active dry yeast in half and extend the rising time

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Wednesday, 05 July 2017
Very interesting. I have some barley syrup in my fridge just waiting to be used for something differ...
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- Patrick

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