Coconut & Pandan Loaf

Add a spring in your step with this scrumptious, fragrant loaf for breakfast.

Posted on Jul. 6, 2017
By Editor

Prep 3 hrs • Bake 30 mins • Makes 2 loaves


  • dough
  • 500g bread flour
  • 230g pandan chlorophyll (recipe below)
  • 50g eggs
  • 50g butter
  • 30g sugar
  • 25g milk powder
  • 10g salt
  • 8g enriched yeast
  • fillings
  • 200g freshly grated coconut
  • 200g gula Melaka
  • pandan chlorophyll
  • 300g water
  • 10 pieces pandan leaf


Step 1

Prepare the pandan chlorophyll. Wash pandan leaves then julienne them.

Step 2

Soak them in 300g of water overnight.

Step 3

On the next day, combine the pandan leaves and water into a blender and blend until fine.

Step 4

Get a cheesecloth and strain out the chlorophyll. This will be the hydration for this bread.

Step 5

Prepare the fillings. Steam the coconut with a few pieces of pandan leaves.

Step 6

Once soft and fluffy, toast them in a pan and add in the gula Melaka.

Step 7

Add a pinch of salt, as this will balance out the fillings.

Step 8

Cool and set aside.

Step 9

Prepare the dough. Combine all the dry ingredients into a mixer and create a well in the middle to let the egg sit in it.

Step 10

On low speed, mix the ingredients together.

Step 11

Let it mix for about 3 mins, then gradually pour the chlorophyll into the dough mixture.

Step 12

Correct the hydration with normal cool water.

Step 13

Once the dough is formed, add the butter to the dough.

Step 14

Check for window stage, then set the dough aside and let it proof for one hr.

Step 15

After proofing, fold and roll the dough into a rectangular shape.

Step 16

Lightly dust the work surface.

Step 17

Add the fillings to the dough and start to roll lengthwise.

Step 18

Tighten up the roll, then using a sharp knife, make a cut in the middle lengthwise. Now you have two pieces of dough.

Step 19

Braid them together and place them in a mould.

Step 20

Brush egg wash for colour.

Step 21

Preheat oven to 200C.

Step 22

Let the dough proof for one more hr.

Step 23

Load dough into the oven and bake for 30 mins.

Step 24

Let it cool completely before serving.

Photographs MD. Shafik MD.SOM

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