Pain au lait



What I have to give up in the morning living here in France....

1. Those lousy morning perked up by the smell of strong coffee called Kapeng Barako that my dad used to boil over and over again...

2. The taste of hot pandesal buns freshly delivered by the neighbor spread with some Coconut jam, dunked into a hot coffee and ends up in my hungry mouth...


3. The delicious scent of (although this is subjective for in here they considered it stinky in the morning) dried fish served with garlic fried rice and sugar cane vinegar....
yummy..

4. The busy and noisy neighborhood that I grew up where people peddle breakfast in the morning; champorado (chocolate rice pudding), fried noodles, rice based pastries, newspapers or even freshly catched gossip from the corner...:-)

Sigh...I have to give up all of these for a sweet, simple and soothing mornings of bread and jam. I am not complaining, let's just say an over baked croissant skinned girl in Europe was just simply yearning. And I guess only home-sick gourmet could understand what I am talking about.

I'm sending over some of these bread to Lore of Culinarty for her Original Recipes event. Don't miss to check the round-up!


Pain au Lait au fleur d'orange
Small Milk Bread with orange blossom water
for about 10 to 12 pieces

Ingredients:
300 grams of flour (type 55) or about 2 and half cups
15 grams of fresh yeast
12.5 cl of milk (half a cup)
75 g of semi melted butter (about one stick)
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of orange blossom water
1 egg yolk for brushing

Procedure:
Dissolve the yeast on your warm milk, then add 100 grams of flour, mix them and let it stand for about 30 minutes or until the yeast activates. Add the rest of the ingredients: flour, butter orange blossom water and salt. Mix them well. Knead the dough to let the air enter into the dough and make the gluten act. Let it rise for about an hour and half. Form ten or twelve small balls then make that oval shaped of the bread. Let it rise again for thirty minutes. Brush them with the egg yolk. Pre-heat the oven at 210° and bake them for 15 to 20 minutes.


20 comments:

Gloria said...

Dhanggit, hi dear, this look absolutely nice, I love home bread!! xGloria

MS said...

The bread looks absolutely delicious. It's so rare to find people who can both cook AND bake. You rock!

doggybloggy said...

"an over baked croissant skinned girl in Europe" cutest line ever! the bread looks good and the stinky fish sounds tasty!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Lovely bread! Love the smell of freshly made bread.

veron said...

What gorgeous bread! I understand what you mean about missing stuff from back home. The pandesal , the vendor shouting "taho!"...I miss those.

FoodTripFriday said...

I love the way you photographed the food, you definitely have such a talent.
thanks for visiting and I hope you can join us next friday. :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

so delicious looking! I adore bread!

Cheers,

Rosa

Anh said...

I wish I could get up with your bread this morning. Gotta try to lift my mood up! :)

Makis said...

I miss the smell of garlic being sautéed at 6am. It's always a breakfast for champions back home.

Adam said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa... nice site. I like the colors! Did I just wake up and miss something :)

And I totally dig your buns, buddy. You had me at coconut jam... I can't think of a better way to start my day with some coffee.

Ok, maybe with cartoons :)

Ladynred said...

Looks similar to pandesal and looks good and yummy!

Cynthia said...

Send me a couple. :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

pretty bread and it does look like our local pandesal

Amy said...

wow! pain au lait fav ko rin ito:)

Manggy said...

Well now, you don't have to give those up now that you're in France right? Too good to let go! (I will say though that I think danggit is indeed stinky. Sorryyyyy! ;)

Lina said...

that bread must be so wonderful fresh out of the oven. I wish i lived in france...

Debbie said...

Oh that bread looks so delicious. I would love some right now. I have never baked my own bread before....

lisaiscooking said...

It is hard to be away from your favorite things, but your pain au lait looks fantastic!

Pam said...

Sorry about the bad news you got from your e-mail...hope everything is okay. The stew would make me feel better - I love the olives.

Lady P said...

okay - i love the bread, the writing about the strong cup of coffee (oh, you have me right there with you on that one) but where is the recipe for the coconut jam!!!!!????