- 4 cups bread flour or all purpose flour
- extra flour for dusting
- 2 tsp instant yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup warm milk
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup milk powder
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp softened butter
For egg wash:
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp milk
- In a mixing bowl, combine warm water (110 degrees), a tablespoon of sugar, and instant yeast. Mix until well combined. Set aside in warm place for at least 5-10 minutes until foamy and bubbly.
- In separate bowl, combine flour, remaining sugar, milk powder, and salt. Whisk until combined.
- Pour in warm milk, softened butter, and yeast mixture. Using a hand mixer with a dough hook attachment, mix on low speed until a smooth dough forms.
- You can also stir it manually using a wooden spoon.
- Place the dough on floured surface and knead for at least 5 minutes until smooth and elastic. Shape into round ball. Place in an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a damp cloth. Set aside in warm place for at least an hour.
- After an hour, punch the dough in the middle. Divide the dough into 4 logs. Cut each log in half and shape into a round ball.
- For monay, make a deep slash right down the middle of the dough. For pinaputok, make star cuts on top of the dough. Put the dough onto a baking tray coated with cooking spray.
- Cover with a damp cloth, and allow it to rest for at least 10 minutes. If you let them rest too long, they will become floppy in texture.
- Brush the top of the bread with egg wash. Bake them in a preheated oven set at 350 degrees for at least 20 minutes or until the top is light brown.
- Sprinkle sugar on top.
Serve and enjoy!
Credits to: cooknshare.com/recipe/monay-bread