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Coffee Sweet Bread

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Coffee Sweet Bread


  • In a mixer’s bowl, add the water, yeast and 2 tablespoons of flour.
  • Mix with a spoon and gently cover with the remaining flour.
  • Set it aside for about ½ an hour to allow the yeast to activate. It will be ready when you see the bubbles rise out of the flour.
  • In the meantime, beat the sugar along with the aromatics (mahlab and mastic) in a food processor until they are finely ground. You can also do this with a mortar and pestle.
  • Transfer to a pan and add the honey, 100 g of butter, orange zest, vanilla and pinch of salt. Heat over very low heat until the butter melts. Make sure it doesn’t burn; you just want it to become warm.
  • When ready, remove from heat and add the eggs. Mix lightly and add the mixture to the mixer.
  • Beat on low speed with the hook attachment, until the dough comes together and starts to pull back from the sides of the bowl.
  • At the very end, add the 50 g of chilled butter in pieces while the mixer is beating.
  • As soon as the last piece of butter has been absorbed, remove half of the dough from the mixer’s bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and set it aside to rise.
  • To the other half of the dough left in the mixer’s bowl, add the cocoa powder and coffee.
  • Beat until completely incorporated and transfer to a separate bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and set it aside for about 1-2 hours to rise also (not in a warm place).
  • When ready, divide each dough in half. You should have 2 pieces of white dough and 2 pieces of dark dough.
  • Roll each piece into a long rope and create a braid with all 4 pieces.
  • Allow it to rise for 20-30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • When ready, brush with some egg white and bake for 20-30 minutes.
  • When ready, allow it to cool and serve with glaze and instant coffee granules.

For the glaze

  • Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan over medium heat until it has almost come to a boil.
  • Finely chop the white chocolate in a bowl and pour the hot heavy cream over it.
  • Let it soak for 1 minute and then stir with a plastic spatula until the chocolate melts completely and you have a smooth mixture.
  • Add the coffee and mix.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the sweet bread creating decorative lines.
  • Sprinkle with coffee granules and serve.
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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

Calories (kcal)
19 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
24 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
50 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
18 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
20 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
15 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
8 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
2 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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