Fat free Milk-Coffee-Buns (with vegan option)

When feeling sad or fed-up, some just sleep on it. Some watch sappy movies. Some do homework (WAIT. Seriously, who does that?!!!) Others… like me… BAKE. I bake bread. While watching ‘How I Met Your Mother’.

Today I baked Milk-coffee-buns. And I can’t fall asleep now though its 2 am.

I’m no coffee drinker and evidently very vulnerable to caffeine dose-initiated-insomnia.

I used the lovely new stand mixer I bought myself so the kneading process shrunk to 8 minutes.




Fat Free Milk Coffee Buns

No. of servings: 9

Adapted from Happy Home Baker

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  • 225g bread flour
  • 75g whole wheat pastry flour
  • 30g caster sugar
  • 2g salt
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 200g milk (vegan: non-dairy milk)
  • 30g fat free cream cheese (vegan: Tofutti cream cheese/ Earth Balance)
  • 4 tsp instant coffee (granules)


Coffee Cream Cheese Custard Filling (my mum’s favorite!)
Instant Custard powder
Fat free Cream Cheese
Hot water
Instant coffee powder
Chocolate Custard Filling
Cocoa powder
Instant Custard powder
Hot water


Add all ingredients except cream cheese into the mixer bowl of a stand mixer.

Mix and speed 1 for 1 minute than 2 minutes at speed 2.

Add cream cheese and mix at speed 2 for 4 minutes.

Shape the dough into a smooth round and place in a mixing bowl, cover with cling wrap and let it rise till double in volume for about 80mins.

Remove dough and give a few light kneading on a lightly floured work surface. Press out the trapped air as your knead.

Divide into 9 equal portions and shape into balls.

Cover with cling wrap, let the doughs rest for 15mins.

Shape buns.

Place doughs on a baking tray, lined with parchment paper. Loosely cover with a damp cloth or cling wrap and let dough proof for 30mins.

Bake at preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 12-15 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack




This post is going to YEASTSPOTTING!!!

8 Responses to “Fat free Milk-Coffee-Buns (with vegan option)”
  1. I’m with you. Baking can release our stress.

  2. I just found your blog through Chocolate Covered Katie, and I must say these look delish!
    It’s always so cool to see other teens with an interest for food in the blogosphere.
    I added you blog to my google feed, can’t wait to see more posts from you! 😀

  3. Mipa says:

    WOAH. must try this!!!! Bookmarking this right now~ 🙂

  4. Divine says:

    This looks really good but i want to know before making this is your milk powdered or liquid?
    Can u also give me the measurement for the filling?

    Thanks a lot!

    • qiting93 says:

      Hi, Divine! The skim milk is liquid but milk powder is in powder form. There is no filling; the cream cheese is used as one of the liquids in the bread. 😀

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