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Milky monay bread recipe.
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Monay is a popular Filipino bread known for its dense texture and slightly sweet, milky flavor. Perfect for breakfast or merienda with a cup of coffee or ice-cold juice.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting Time1 hr 40 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: bread flour, butter, egg, milk powder, sugar
Servings: 8 pieces
Calories: 418kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 4 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup milk powder
  • cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup lukewarm water adjust as needed
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter or margarine softened to room temperature
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk/evaporated milk for brushing


  • Combine bread flour, mik powder, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl and mix until well distributed. Make a well in the center.
    4 cups bread flour, ½ cup milk powder, ⅔ cup sugar, ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pour lukewarm water in the "well" then sprinkle the instant yeast over the water. Using a wooden spoon, stir the water to moisten the yeast.
    ¾ cup lukewarm water, 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • Add the softened butter and egg then slowly mix the rest of the flour mixture with the liquid to create a dense dough.
    ¼ cup unsalted butter or margarine, 1 medium egg
  • Knead for 8-10 minutes until the dough becomes very smooth and elastic. If the dough is too dry when you start to knead add a bit more water, a tablespoon at a time then knead to check again.
  • Shape the dough into a ball and then place it in a greased bowl, cover with a plastic wrap and let it rest for 1 hour in a warm place.
  • Transfer the dough onto a flat surface and fold and knead 1-2 times just to release the air. Shape into a log then divide into 4 equal parts. Shape them into balls and let them rest for 5-10 minutes. Take a ball and cut it into halves. Now shape each half into a smooth ball. Repeat with the rest making 8 balls in total.
  • Arrange the balls on a baking tray. Using a sharp knife or blade, make one deep cut (about half of the height of the dough) across the middle of each balled dough. Cover with a tea towel and let it rest again for 30 minutes or until it has risen a bit and the cuts have opened up..
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 160°C/350°F for 15 minutes for a light brown top or 20 minutes for a golden brown top.
  • Once done, take it out from the oven and lightly brush with milk while hot. It will absorb the milk and become a little shiny.
    2 tablespoons milk/evaporated milk



Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg