For those with a sweet tooth and can’t resist desserts, you’ve probably been spending the ‘Circuit Breaker’ period baking, and indulging in your bakes. Or even ordering deliveries of desserts and drinks for your friends and yourself!
Banana bread, sourdough and cookies aside, sometimes you want to treat yourself to something that’s a little more decadent. And what’s more lovely than a scrumptious spot of tiramisu, all to yourself?
Of course, you might be thinking that this classic Italian dessert must be complicated to make. But what if you could make this luscious sweet treat with ingredients that you can find at home?
Try out this recipe for MILO Bread “Tiramisu” that you can make in just 30 minutes!
- 300ml of milk
- 8 slices of bread
- 3 eggs
- 60g of sugar
- 50g of MILO powder
- 2 tsp of instant coffee powder
- Mixing bowl
- Spatula OR Wooden spoon
- Ceramic dish
Preparation time: 10 minutes; Cooking time: 20 minutes
Feeds three to four
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- In a bowl, mix together the milk and eggs. Add in sugar and Milo powder. Stir well and sieve once.
- Add some instant coffee into the MILO mixture.
- Cut the crusts off all the sides of the bread, then cut the bread in half.
- In a ceramic dish, place a layer of bread and pour half the MILO mixture over it. Make sure the mixture doesn’t overflow from the bread.
- Repeat this for another layer.
- Place the ceramic dish into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool.
- Sprinkle with more MILO powder and serve.
Recipe (In Pictures)
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Step 2: In a bowl, mix together the milk and eggs. Add in sugar and MILO powder. Stir well and sieve once.
Step 3: Add some instant coffee into the Milo mixture and stir until there are no more lumps.
Step 4: Cut the crusts off all the sides of the bread, then cut the bread in half.
Step 5: In a ceramic dish, place a layer of bread and pour half the MILO mixture over it. Make sure the mixture doesn’t overflow from the bread.
Step 6: Repeat this for another layer.
Step 7: Place the ceramic or glass dish into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
Step 8: Remove from the oven and let it cool.
Step 9: Sprinkle with more MILO powder, and serve.
Be generous with the MILO powder, because who doesn’t love that chocolatey, malty goodness? Bonus: adding MILO powder on top creates a brittle, sweet layer.
I have to admit, the finished product didn’t look great. Tiramisu is usually made with ladyfingers dipped in coffee and layered with mascarpone. Delicate yet decadent, this traditional Italian dessert is pretty hard to make, so it’s only natural that this bread substitute wouldn’t turn out as well.
Nonetheless, I decided to give it a taste.
Cutting through the top crusty layer, the portion beneath was gooey, and not quite creamy. With two teaspoons of instant coffee powder, the bittersweet, roasted notes were subtle enough not to overpower the “tiramisu” but enough to give it a kick. Together with the rich chocolatey notes, this “tiramisu” had decent flavour.
Texture-wise, however, it wasn’t really close to what a tiramisu should taste like. A little too chewy and gooey, it was a tad hard to scoop up.
I’d recommend chilling the “tiramisu” in the fridge overnight, to give it a bit more structure. Plus, the soft, chewy texture is more palatable when chilled.
While I’m a little disappointed that this didn’t turn out the way I envisioned, my initial ambitions of creating tiramisu from bread and MILO might have been too lofty. That doesn’t mean I’ll stop trying to perfect this recipe, and if you have suggestions or modifications, let us know!
Expected Damage: S$4 – S$5 per portion (feeds 3 to 4 pax)