Definition of petit pain in English:

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petit pain

Pronunciation: /ˌpətɪ ˈpã/

noun (plural petits pains)

A small bread roll.
Example sentences
  • Of course, in Paris we're a little spoiled with our bread and I've had better petits pains au pavot, but never coming out of my oven, kneaded with love and my own two hands!
  • The boule, batards, and petits pains are best baked on a parchment-lined baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal.
  • To make the petits pains take the dough balls and gently roll them back and forth until the obtain a slight oval shape.

Origin

French, literally 'little loaf'.

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