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pain au lait

very soft ‘milk bread’


Pain au lait is a soft white bread made with milk and butter and usually an egg. It was the favourite of Marie de’ Medici, so originally known as pain à la reine. It’s also a bun made with lots of sugar in Franche-Comté.

It’s often sold in the form of petits pains or breakfast rolls. Kids are big fans.


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by DocteurCosmos