Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

It's fun to try different things in the kitchen for me. I love to experiment. This recipe is one of those kind-of recipes. This bread is mixed then placed in a coffee can where it rises and bakes. Pretty cool, if you ask me, and a great way to turn trash into something useful. And the bread ain't bad either!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine milk, water, sugar, oil, and salt in a saucepan. Heat over low heat until blended.
  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour and yeast in a large mixing bowl. Add liquid mixture to flour; beat until smooth.
  3. Blend in eggs, cheese, and pepper. Stir in 2 cups of flour to make a stiff batter. Beat until smooth and elastic.
  4. Spoon into 2 greased 1-pound coffee cans. Cover with the plastic lids. Let rise in a warm place for one hour or until light and bubbly. Batter should be 1/2 inch below can cover.
  5. Remove lids. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes. Remove from cans and cool on a wire rack.


Most Helpful

Excellent bread. I found on ebay someone who was selling ground coffee in 1 lb cans. Could not find in food stores any 1 lb. So I got my cans and coffee at the same time.

m sutphen November 17, 2008

Does anyone still find coffee in a one pound can with the plastic lids? The only ones I have been able to find are just 13 ounces, and that changes everything. I have a favorite coffee can batter bread, but I can't make it anymore because of not being able to find the cans anymore. Imagine trying to make bread in those plastic containers!!

Chef jshaffer February 22, 2007

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