Preparing a real pagnon borain with simple ingredients that everyone has at home

Preparation: +/-15 minutes
Dough resting time: 2 hours
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes


• 150g flour
• 50 g butter
• 15g baker’s yeast (to be diluted with milk)
• 1 whole egg
• 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
• a small pinch of salt
• brown sugar (blond)
• black coffee


  1. Make a hole in the flour and pour in the egg, melted butter, baker’s yeast, salt in that order, and finish with the sugar.
  2. Mix with a fork, then by hand. Let the dough rise for two hours covered with a towel, in a place without drafts.
  3. Shape a ball and lay it out on a previously buttered plate.
  4. Cover with a cloth and leave to rise.
  5. Push your fingers in to make holes in the dough and pour in the brown sugar and a few drops of black coffee.
  6. Sprinkle the pagnon with brown sugar, then bake in a hot oven (200 / 220 °) for 15-20 minutes. 

"For the service: serve a slice of pagnon borain with a good “jatte” * of coffee!

* = cup of coffee


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