French Petit Pains

French Petit Pains


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Simply delicious, easy to make French bread rolls - perfect for a dinner party or family lunch. Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes French Petit Pains Video.


Makes: 16 rolls

  • 350ml warm water
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 500g strong white bread flour
  • 1 egg white (optional)

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1hour40min rising  ›  Ready in:2hours20min 

  1. In a large bowl, stir together warm water, yeast and sugar. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. To the yeast mixture, stir in the oil, salt and nearly half of the flour. Stir in the remaining flour, a little at a time, until the dough has pulled away from the sides of the bowl. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
  3. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  4. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces and form into round balls. Place on lightly greased baking trays at least 5cm apart. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
  5. If you like, brush the rolls with beaten egg white for a deeper colour. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

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this is such an easy recipe and turns out beautiful bread rolls each time absolutely luv it - 06 Mar 2014

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