Thursday, June 21, 2007


As I'm a BIG fan of yeast doughs, I made this bread for our "Foodbloggers Picnic" (see infos) and I wasn't deceived by the final result!

This "Partybrot" or "Partybread" is a milk bread ("Pain Au Lait") that originates from Germany. It makes a very effectful and decorative centerpiece for events that require feeding a crowd of hungry people and making your table attractive. It is very practical as it goes with almost everything from dips, spread to heavier courses...

I love this bread as it's delicious and looks really great. As with all enrichened breads, this loaf is particularly fluffy, soft and light. It's smoothness is what makes it ever so delightful and the decorative seeds on the top of each roll add an interesting taste to it. Simply wonderful!

So, now that picnic time has arrived, I really recommend you to test this loaf as you'll be very satisfied on all levels!

~ German Partybrot (Partybread) ~

Recipe by E. Treuille & U. Ferrigno, taken from their book "Ultimate Bread".


See recipe here (without the extra butter for glazing).
1 Egg, for glazing
1 Tsp Water, for glazing
Sesame seeds

Sunflower seeds
Poppy seeds
Caraway seeds

1. Make the dough as directed in the above mentioned recipe for "Pain Au Lait" bread up to step 9 included.
2. Divide the dough into 19 equal-sized pieces.
3. Shape each piece of dough into a round, smooth ball (using the balling method).
4. Grease a round cake tin or spring form pan, about 24cm (91/2 inch) in diameter, with the melted butter.
5. Arrange the shaped rolls in the prepared tin by making an outer ring of 12 rolls and an inner ring of 6 rolls, and placing the last roll in the center of the two rings.
6. Cover the tin with a tea towel.
7. Leave to prove until the rolls have doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
8. Brush the top of each roll with the egg glaze (egg+water).
9. Sprinkle with the seeds.
10. Bake in the preheated oven (200° C/400° F) for 30-45 minutes until golden and hollow-sounding when tapped.
11. Turn out on a wire rack to cool.

If the dough is too sticky while kneading, add 1 tablespoon flour at a time.
Don’t add too much flour; the dough should not be too dry, but soft.

Any seed of your choice will be fine for sprinkling the rolls.

Serving suggestions:
This bread is ideal for picnics or potlucks.
It can be served with many various spreads such as "Baba Ganoush" (see recipe), "Hummus" (soon to come), "Guacamole" (see recipe), "Caramelized Onions" (see recipe), "Eggplant Pesto" (see recipe), "Walnut And Ricotta Pesto" (see recipe) or dried meat, pate, salami, cheese, etc...


  1. C'est superbe. J'aime beaucoup les graines de pavot.

  2. Je confirme, ce pain est excellent. J'ai eu la chance de le goûter et je vais le réaliser d'ici peu. Merci Rosa .
    Bises amicales

  3. Un vrai rayon de soleil ce pain

  4. il est très beau ton pain et il fait tres champêtre de par sa forme fleur et ses petites graines sur le dessus

  5. Ton pain est magnifique et avec les graines de pavot, j'aime beaucoup!

  6. Les allemands font de très bon pains et ton pain doit être super bon.Il est super beau en tout cas!!

  7. il est superbe ! je note !!

  8. Franchement Rosa, on dirait un soleil.

  9. Pourquoi ton texte est-il anglais et tous les com en français ??
    How to be deceived ??? It's a beautifull german milk bread !!

  10. il a l'air délicieux, j'aime beaucoup les graines (sésame, pavot, etc)

  11. Une bien jolie photo pour une recette qui me donne envie! merci!

  12. Ce pain est superbe !!!! J'en prendrais bien une boule.
    Bisous, Doria

  13. J'adore, c'est vraiment magnifique, tout ce que j'aime, simple, beau et bon. je crois Rosa que nous avons les mêmes goûts. Bises de Paris

  14. il est magnifique, j'adore.Simple, beau et bon. Je crois que nous avons les mêmes goûts... bises de Paris

  15. ha ben moi j'aurai bien aimé la recette en français please...
    en tous les cas il est très beau !

  16. Qu'il est beau! Et j'adore son aspect festif. Je le ferai quand j'aurai retrouve mon equipement et mes petites graines.

  17. MAMINA: Merci! Moi aussi j'adore ça...

    MARIE FLO: Merci pour ce gentil commentaire! J'attends de voir le tien... Bises.

    PAPRIKAS ;-P!...

    MOUNET: Merci, Mounet! Oui, c'est vrai...

    AWOZ: Merci, Awoz! Oui, les allemands ont de bons pain!...

    SOUMIA: Merci beaucoup :-D!

    GRACIANNE: C'était un peu le but ;-P...

    CHRIS: Merci, Chris!

    ANSO1505: Thanks! Mon blog est en anglais, mais comme je navigue sur Blog-Appétit, certains de mes commentaires sont en français... Bises.

    OUM KOULTHOUM: Merci! Oui, les graines c'est vraiment très bon..

    PEGGY: Merci pour ta visite et ton gentil commentaire!

    DORIA: Merci! Elle t'est offerte ;-P! Bises...

    DISONMANGEQUOI: Merci beaucoup :-D! Oui, je crois aussi... Bises.

    CHRISTINE: Merci, Christine :-D! Sur mon blog, il y a un traducteur dans la marge à droite, après l'horloge violette et le compteur. Il devrait t'aider, autrement tiens-moi au courant et je te la traduirai...

    CONFITUREMAISON: Merci, Vanessa ;-P! J'attends de voir ce que ça donnera chez toi...

  18. Thanks for this discovery Rosa. My, the picture looks enticing. I have bookmarked the recipe to try soon.

  19. C'est pile ce qu'il me faut au ptit déj'
    Je note, merci!

  20. Oh I want to make one of these, it is too cute!

  21. Want to swap? I'll come with my blueberry pancakes and you can give me some of that bread (I'll bring some maple butter ;-D!). Your sky pictures are beautiful... very ominous looking but for the rays coming down from Heaven. I'm looking forward to the MEME next week. Do you have many entries?

  22. quelle belle brioche, j'ai très envie de la faire (mais dès que j'aurais un emploi du temps moins chargé!) - merci pour cette recette

  23. That is so beautiful and makes me incredibly hungry! I would be having picnics with you all the time, if you made that!

  24. Your Bread looks perfect,realy very festive, thanks for sharing ;)

  25. CYNTHIA: Thanks, Cynthia! Tell me what you think of it, then...

    JASMINE: Merci pour ta visite et ton commentaire! J'espère qu'il te plaira...

    MISSY: Thanks ever so much for the kind comment, Missy! If you make it, please keep me informed ;-P...

    GATO AZUL: Yes, let's swap!!!! Mmmhhh, marple butter! I'd love to taste that...
    Thanks regarding the sky pictures! It looks like those rays come from the Heavens!
    I did get many entries (more than 35...)!!!

    AUNTIE JO: Merci! Tiens-moi au courant du résultat (si tu la fais)...

    SHER: Thanks ever so much, Sher! I'd love to do a picnic with you! Your food is always extremely yummy...

    CHANIT: Thanks, Sher! Your comment makes me happy...