Monday, October 8, 2012

World's Quickest Yeasted Coffee Cake

The title says it all, quickest form of yeasted bread. No proofing required and the dough rises as the oven heats up. Well, i dont really expect it to be as tender and soft like a normal bread since no kneading and proofing needed. Nevertheless, it's quite nice to be eaten when it's still warm and recommended it to be eaten on the same day. Since i made them like balls, it's like eating doughnuts, not a fluffy a little dense bread. If you are expecting some kind of a fluffy pillowy texture, then this might disappoint you. The bread is topped with a sprinkling layer of cinnamon and sugar followed by a mixture of corn syrup and brown sugar and some nuts to finish it off, not a bad combination to me..but quite sweet for me.  If you notice most of my baking recipes, i usually scale down to half cos i dont have a big family to feed and this only makes 5 muffin sizes. Yea, that little. To summarise, these are quick to make and quick to finish. I here have adjusted the quantity of syrup and sugar amount ( not what i put in earlier ) just in case if anyone interested to make it.

this is how it's inside..

Oh, i forgot to mention that this is the yeasted bread that i am baking along with my buddies, Joyce and Zoe this week and the linky will be opened for 7 days from today. We will be baking linzertart next, Nov 12, everyone is welcome to join. Any enquiries regarding the event, do write to me, joyce and zoe. Thanks!

Recipe ( from Cake Keeper by Lauren Chattman) with modification
makes 5 small yeasted bread
85gm milk
28gms unsalted butter (divide into 2 parts, 14gms each)
2 tsp instant yeast
110gm hi protein flour
1/4 tsp salt
3tbsps sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
28gm dark corn syrup ( i used golden syrup)
30gm light brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans ( i used pistachios)

1. Line your muffin pan with double layer of cupcake cases. Heat the milk and 14gms of butter in a small saucepan until the butter is melted and the milk is warm to the touch. Pour into a large mixing bowl and whisk in the yeast to dissolve. Stir in the flour and salt and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until you have a sticky dough. Divide the dough into 5 portions and shape round. Put them into the cupcake cases.
2.Combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar evenly over the dough.
3. Melt the remaining butter. Combine the corn syrup, brown sugar and melted butter in a medium bowl and stir. Spread over the dough and sprinkle chopped buts across the top.
4. Place the pan in a cold oven, turn the heat to 350F/177C and bake till golden and set in the center, about 20minutes. Let cool slightly and serve warm.

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  1. rajin betul lena masak roti ...Lena telah beri satu semangat untuk Cm buat roti petang ini.Cm suka taburan nuts atas roti..sedap.

    Cm pun buat 1/2 adunan kerana kami selalunya tinggal 3 beranak saja kecuali hari minggu:)

  2. It's either I have lost track of time or it has flown by in a blink of eye! Another Bake Along along due! Wow! I have to catch up! This is something that I would enjoy making too, looks easy enough:D Yours are so cute in their muffin cups...will try to make this later if I have the time!

  3. oopsie... i seemed to be very back-dated these days with the bake-along & THB:-p

  4. Hi Lena,
    A great idea to make into little cakes! Just like doughnuts! Yes, I agree that this is best eaten on the day they are baked, and I especially love the sticky topping! Thanks for the tips on the sugar, I reduced them drastically and the sweetness turned out perfect!

  5. Lena,
    I'm making this right away! I have pistachios all chopped up.

  6. Hi Lena,

    You are right that your yeasted little cakes look like cinnamon syrup coated little donuts. I realise the half quantity of this recipe make very small amount of cake too... maybe 5 of these might not be enough for your family to eat :D


  7. Hi Lena,
    Love your idea of making these into mini donuts. looks very cute and inviting...yum

  8. Lena, I like it that you baked the bread in muffin cups. Like tiny buns. Next time bake the full recipe and courier some over to me hee...hee.....

  9. Lena, may be due to the lighting, your coffee cake looks more like bread texture as comparing to Zoe & Joyce. I was telling Joyce that if using baking powder, this would be cake but it is quite creative to use yeast to make it, isn't it?

  10. Sounds very quick and easy to prepare. Prepare at the same day and enjoy !

  11. Thanks for the small-portion recipe! It's really helpful when I only bake for my small family. Is there any tips to prevent the walnuts on top from getting burnt during baking?

  12. Looks like a combination of a doughnut and a muffin but with yeast! Love them both so I know this would be a big hit!

  13. that looks so quick and easy!!!! I actually like recipes that doesnt make too big a quantity as well so this works for me.

  14. I love these mini versions! Always wanted to bake more as practice but put off by those full quantities recipes :p. will definitely try this, thanks Lena, i love the donut texture, so i am quite sure i will like this.

  15. wow that does sound quick. I must give this a try- like tomorrow. I am always looking for good fast bread cake/bread recipes

  16. Dear Lena,

    You are good, fearless pretty
    Whatever you cook or bake
    Mostly look nice and tasty
    Including your latest coffee cake
    I also have a small family
    Five muffins are enough for me


  17. Lena , your mini version looks yummy ! I love that you use pistachio , it adds a gorgeous color to your bread :)

  18. Lena,
    Your yeast coffee cake looks cute baked in muffin pan.
    I bet the nuts topping is really nice and crunchy.
    Thanks so much for your small portion recipe. I will follow yours...:)

  19. Hi Lena, your yeast bread look good. Got some more? Pass 2 pieces here with a cup of coffee, please!

    Love the pistachio nuts. yum yum

  20. cute lil balls u made, Lena :)
    i will bake it this coming weekend :)

  21. The topping with pistachios looks attractive, yum yum :)

  22. kakcm: hi, i pun suka bubuh nuts and also sunflower or pumpkin seeds dalam roti! you mean your cucu usually balik pada hujung minggu?

    jeannie: yeah, time really flies, i'm having a challenging time catching up with all the bakes too!

    mimi: must be really busy with your aspiring bakers this month too:)

    joyce: ya lah, so sweet if eat like this everyday, sure kena kencing manis ! LOL!

    wendy: haha! you were really fast..i was surprised when you sent me that photo!!

    zoe: enuf like eating cakes every week! LOL!

    anuja: thank you! i find them cute too..hehe..

    phong hong: i scared by the time it reaches you, it turns hard as rock that you want to throw it away!

    jessie: yeah, initially i thought it was a cake but seeing the yeast there, i guess it must be a kind of bread texture.

    vivian: yes, these are really quick to make but not soft fluffy kind of bread that you love :))

    anonymous: sorry for the late reply. The rolls were put on a cold oven to bake and for that time 20 mins, my nuts didnt get burn. My nuts were also not toasted in the first place, should be alright, just watch it after 15 mins of baking, if you think your nuts are starting to get burnt, just cover it with foil.

    chris: you're quite right abt the texture, the only thing is i wished that they were more fluffier!

    daphne:yeah, i know you have a small family too :)

    esther: oh, dont expect them to be soft like donuts, they are a little denser than donuts ..

    jessica: hope you will like these!

  23. dreamer:

    yea, small recipe for small family
    easier to bake and finish quickly
    small recipe small family
    cant bear to let the cakes turn moldy
    small recipe small family
    after eating, can make another recipe
    small recipe small family
    i'm baking here like crazy!

  24. anne: i have 2 packets of pistachios in my fridge intended to make something else but never made it, so just want to use them up :)

    doreen: hope to see yours soon!

    amelia: haha! i made 5 only ..sure no more oredi!

    alice: Great to know that you will be baking these soon!

    cass: thank you, not bad!

  25. Hi Lena, its a good idea to bake them into little balls like you did! More surface area to coat the nuts and it gets finished faster! :)

  26. I love how you made little mini loaves from this wonderful recipe. I'm going to try to put it together tomorrow so I can link to you, Lena:)

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  28. This is a good emergency recipe when one needs to bake a cake urgently. This is my kind of cake:D

  29. Thanks Lena for the tip! I always burn the walnuts on my bread/muffins... :p