Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pain au lait - Milk Bread

I haven't updated for a long time this place. We were all sick for a while than came one week Thanksgiving break. Everything is back on track, I guess. My next post will be Diwali sweets for sure as it is a step by step recipe- I don't want to start with a long post. Sure I will be visiting soon.
I bookmarked  this recipe long time back never got around to give a shot. The measurement in gram for this recipe kept me away. I took the time to convert in cup (which is more convenient for me) you can check the original recipe here. If you are frequent baker a digital kitchen scale is a must have one.
Pain au lait means Milk bread classified under Viennoiseries in France. They are small, soft and slightly sweet rolls. The dough is prepared with milk as the only liquid ingredient and of course butter is added to give the rich buttery flavor.
These rolls are prefect for the morning breakfast or after school snack for kids with some hot chocolate. It was my favorite breakfast item with a piece of chocolate! One of the thing, I missed terribly after moving from Paris are those baked goods "Viennoiserie".
This French rolls go to Priya who is hosting AWED-French originated by DK.

Pain au lait-Milk Bread

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Ingredients


Unbleached All purpose flour: 1 + 1/2 cups-(minus 1 tbsp)
Bread flour: 1/2 cup
Lukewarm Whole Milk preferred but (skim Milk I used): 1/2 cup
Instant yeast: 1tsp + 1/4 tsp
Egg: one count
Sugar: 3 tbsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp
Butter at room temperature: 4 tbsp

Egg wash: one egg beaten with 2 tsp of milk and 1 tsp sugar


Method
Mix the lukewarm milk (between 98 and 105 degrees Fahrenheit) and the yeast together- set aside.
In a big bowl, add the flours, sugar and salt mix well. Make a well in the center, add the liquid and egg. With a wooden spoon mix until they are well combined.
Now sprinkle a little four on work surface, dump the dough mixture.
Knead until the dough is moisten won't last few minutes.
Now add the butter little by little at the beginning is messy but use very little flour to bring back the dough together.
Fold the dough and bring back and knead at least 10 minutes.
Spray the bowl with oil, dump the dough and turn back. Cover with cling wrap.
Let it rise until it double in size - it took one hour (depend of your room temperature)
Once the dough is ready, punch the air out and make 10 equal parts.
Let it rest 10 minutes.
Using your rolling pin -roll the dough into a circle and fold the dough and roll like log shape. Pinch the end together with seam side down, keep in baking tray.
Let it prove another 40 to 50 minutes.
Before keeping in oven, brush with egg wash mixture (U can sprinkle granulated sugar) and with a sharp knife give a small cut on top.
Preheat the oven for 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the  bread is golden brown.


Enjoy with Hot chocolate those little rolls.

36 comments:

Sonia@7spice said...

Good to see you back, Cham! Hope you and your family is doing well now. Bread looks so nice and I wish I could grab from here. I would love to bake it because it's sweet hint. :)

Awaiting for your diwali sweets! :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks wonderful...
hope u are feeling better!

Soma said...

:-( Hope you all are feeling better now. The flu/cold season starts along with the lovely holidays.

The bread looks so professionally done. The nice is pretty simple. Will try it soon. A nice warm loaf.. Mmmmm

notyet100 said...

glad to cee u back,..rolls look so yum ,perfect with hot chocolate

Sharmilee! :) said...

Perfect breakfast/dinner bread....looks so soft

sinfullyspicy said...

The bread looks perfectly baked and very neatly done.Loved your cuppa coffee!
Cheers

Laavanya said...

I always enjoyed soft milk bread - thanks for this recipe.. it looks perfect.
Good to hear you all are feeling better and can't wait to see the Diwali sweets.

Divya Vikram said...

Hope you are doing good Cham. Bread looks so perfectly baked. Love the crust.

Prathibha said...

Good 2 see u back..break looks gorgeous n yumm

Vandana Rajesh said...

Good to see ur post Cham.The bread looks just perfect!!Freshly baked bread...yummm

LG said...

Milk Bread looks good and ya nice to have you back. I am clearing leaves this month, hope to bake some simple things like this.

Sanjeeta kk said...

Welcome back, Cham. The bread look soft and truly French.Lovely texture.

Priya said...

Cham, hope u r feeling better now, pains au lait is our family favourite, my teddies love it with nutella spread, never tried at home,thanks for sharing and sending to AWED..Happy to see ur entry honestly..

G.Pavani said...

good to see you cham after a gap..milk bread looks soft n yummy..

Nandini said...

The bread looks very cute and lovely! Nice photo!

Rachana said...

I love milk bread...it looks perfect.

Good to hear that you all are felling better now. Take care.

Bong Mom said...

Good to see you Cham. Was wondering what happened.

The bread looks perfect for the season

Happy Cook said...

Beautiful, Cham, I am so bookmarking this one, looks perfect and yummy.

SS blogs here said...

Hey Cham.. good to see you are all well again. The bread looks soft and yummy! Looking fw to your Diwali recipes posts. Step by step is always popular!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Welcome back cham. Rolls look so soft and inviting with that chocolate drink.

Panchpakwan said...

Perfectly baked milk bread..

Sumi said...

I love these milk bread.I can find them in almost in all the stores here in belgium, sometimes with chocolate in them too. I didnt know it so simple to make. Iam going to try it for sure.Very nice entry for AWED.

Pavani said...

Hope you and your family are feeling better now. Milk bread looks delicious.

Gulmohar said...

They look beautiful !! Hope you are feeling better now :-)

PreeOccupied said...

Hope you are feeling better now. Sending some TLC your way of you share that wonderful Milk Bread with me.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely looking bread,love the recipe!

Suma Rajesh said...

woo this looks soo tempting...loved ur tea set cham..its true saying black is beauty :)

Madhavi said...

Beautiful bread Cham, How r u doing dear ??

Cynthia said...

Sorry to hear that you and the family were not well.

Happy to have you back.

Hasna said...

looks perfect...& pictures...superb!!

Curry Leaf said...

Very Glad to see you back. Hope all are fine now and settled in familiar routine. Love the milk bread. I too have tried it,few times,once with choco chips stuffed inside. Excellent Cham. Take Care

Sayantani said...

great to see you back Cham. hope you all are well now. the bread looks delish

rekhas kitchen said...

Happy to see u back dear, How are u feeling now?and bread looks great love that coffe cup nice one..

Chanchal said...

Hope you and your family are doing good..the bread looks nice..

Chanchal
RecipeRaaga.com

aipi said...

Beautiful..baked to perfection!

Cham said...

Thank You everyone we are all doing great :)