Petit Breakfast Rolls (Petit Pains) – Beautiful Soft, Sweet and Flavorful Homemade Breakfast Rolls

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Petit Breakfast Rolls (Petit Pains) - Beautiful Soft, Sweet and Flavorful Homemade Breakfast Rolls
Recipe type: Bread rolls / Breakfast rolls
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 12
These amazingly soft and slightly sweet breakfast rolls (Petit Pains) are really easy to make and despite the slightly longer than usual rising times, are well worth the effort.
  • 1 Tsp Dried yeast
  • 280ml Warm milk
  • 450g Strong white flour
  • 10ml Salt
  • 15ml Caster sugar
  • 50g Softened butter
  1. Add the yeast to the warm milk and whisk this thoroughly. Put this aside for 10 minutes to mature.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and caster sugar.
  3. Add the softened butter and rub this into the flour mixture until it resembles fine bread crumbs.
  4. Make well in the center of the flour and pour in the milky yeast.
  5. Using a wooden paddle, mix this until a dough comes together, and it comes away from the sides of the bowl.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead the dough for 5 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.
  7. Dust the dough with a little flour every time it becomes too sticky.
  8. Place the dough back in the mixing bowl, cover the bowl with cling-wrap and allow the dough to rise for 60 minutes in a warm place.
  9. After 60 minutes, knock the dough back and remove it from the bowl.
  10. Using your scale, divide the dough into 12 equal portions.
  11. Working with a piece at a time, briefly knead the dough. Pull the edges of the dough up to the center of the ball.
  12. Turn the ball over. Cup your hand over the ball and rotate to make the ball perfectly round. Using one hand, roll the ball into an elongated oval shape.
  13. Transfer the roll to a lightly greased baking sheet and continue with the remaining rolls. Leave about an inch or 25mm of space between each roll.
  14. Cover the rolls with an upturned roasting tin and allow this to rise for a further 60 minutes in a warm place.
  15. After 60 minutes, the rolls will be well risen and will just be touching. As they bake they will support one another and rise upwards instead of sideways.
  16. Using a sharp knife, slash 3 cuts into the top of each roll and brush the rolls with milk.
  17. Bake the rolls in a preheated oven at 180c or 350f for 12 to 15 minutes until lightly browned.
  18. Remove the rolls from the oven, separate them and allow them to cool on a wire rack.


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