I am a few days late in posting the Petit Pain au Lait – the bread of the month for the “We Knead to Bake project”. It’s been happening a lot lately. I do cook and bake a lot. I just don’t get around to posting them or writing about them. Sometimes I don’t even get around to photographing them. That is something that does happen when family is visiting and you are busy enjoying the time together and making memories. And for me memories around food are always the best kind.
For this month’s We knead to Bake, We had the Petit Pain au Lait – or simply put Mini Milk Bread. The only thing little about this tiny bread is its size. They are extremely flavorful and soft as clouds. They are nice and gold on the outside. Though the photos don’t show the rich golden color and for that I take personal responsibility on behalf of my oven. It has been acting really weird these past few weeks and I think it’s time I got its annual physical tests done. Anyhow, back to the bread on hand.
With a crisp exterior and really cloudy soft interiors, speckles of sugar on top and a sometimes a filling of your choice – these little breads though named simply are divine in taste. I think they are quite elegant in looks as well. It is a perfect little bread to savor with your coffee. In fact, the next batch I am making tomorrow will be brought to my new neighbors who just moved in a week ago. A pack of coffee and some mini bottles of jams in various flavors and a bag of the Petit Pain au Lait. It feels good to share something delicious.