French buns

Option 1: Classic French buns

A variation of delicious French yeast dough buns with their own secrets. Butter plays an important role; in no case do we replace it with margarine. The dough itself is kneaded with milk. We take any fat.


  • 0.4 liters of milk;
  • 20 g yeast;
  • 4 eggs;
  • 1 kg of flour;
  • 500 g sugar;
  • 70 ml of vegetable oil;
  • 250 ml of water for syrup;
  • 200 g butter.

How to make classic French buns

Step 1:

We put a dough of half milk, yeast and 40 g of granulated sugar, add about 100 grams of flour. Stir, leave for half an hour.

Step 2:

Grind the yolks with 60 grams of granulated sugar, beat the whites separately until frothy. Add dough to the yolks and another 200 ml of warm milk, stir. Next, we introduce vegetable oil, flour, in the process we add proteins and make the usual cool dough. Add as much flour as needed.

Step 3:

Immediately divide the dough into five parts, roll each into a circle and place 40 grams of butter in the center. We roll it up in an envelope, roll it into a cake, roll it up into a tube, roll it up with a snail. Cover, leave for an hour. Then we roll the snail into a cake and roll it again. We leave for another half hour. We keep the dough in the refrigerator.

Step 4:

Now roll each piece of dough into a circle, cut into triangles and twist small bagels. Put on a baking sheet, leave for 1.5 hours. As soon as they rise well, bake at 200 degrees.

Step 5:

Boil the remaining sugar and water for a minute, you can add vanilla or cognac to them. We take out the French buns from the oven, dip them in hot syrup, put them on baking paper, cool them down.

From this amount of products, about 40 small buns are obtained. If desired, they can be made smaller and larger, for this we initially divide the dough not into five, but into three or four parts.

Things to know (Q&A)

What is a French bread roll called?

baguette . noun. a long thin loaf of bread made in the French style, soft inside and hard outside.

How do you make French bread rolls from scratch?


  1. In a large bowl, stir together warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. ...
  2. To the yeast mixture, add the oil, salt, and 2 cups flour. ...
  3. Deflate the dough , and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. ...
  4. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

How do you make bread rolls?


  1. Divide into a number of rolls .
  2. Cover the pieces while you shape each one.
  3. Shape by tucking under to create a smooth top to the dough.
  4. Press down, rotate to even dough ball.
  5. Repeat the process for each roll and place on baking tray.

What is the most famous bread in France?

The " French stick", the long thin crusty loaf, is perhaps one of the better known icons of French life. In France , it is known as a " baguette " – which litterally means "a stick" – and it is indeed the most popular type of bread in France , notably in towns and cities.

Is it a cob or a roll?

All around the UK, from North Wales, north Norfolk and the northwest to northern Scotland and the East Midlands, you'll often hear a bread roll called a cob . Locals claim it's the original word to describe a roll , used for hundreds of years in farming and by the nation's unofficial bread expert Paul Hollywood. 20

Can I use plain flour instead of bread flour?

Yes, you can absolutely make a 1:1 substitute . For 1 cup bread flour , use 1 cup all-purpose , and vice-versa (note breads and pizza crusts made with all-purpose flour may have a little less chew than those made with bread flour , but results will still be good). 19

What temperature do you bake bread at?

The temperature for Baking the Dough

Lean-dough loaves of bread , for example, bake at 190-210 degrees Fahrenheit while heavier dough bread is done at 180-200 degrees F. 28