RECIPES

Pain au lait

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This sweet, buttery bun is really quite simple and looks gorgeous dotted with nibbed sugar.

Ingredients

  • 150ml/5½fl oz lukewarm full-fat milk
  • 5g fast-action yeast
  • 275g/9¾oz plain flour
  • 75g/2½oz strong bread flour
  • 45g/1¾oz sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 75g/2½oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large free-range egg, beaten, plus extra for glazing
  • nibbed sugar (pearl sugar), for sprinkling