Monday, December 12, 2011

Kouign Amann

Kouign Amann is a famous Breton pastry made by folding with generous quantity of butter and sugar between the pastry sheets, while baking they gets caramelized and turns as a buttery cake.. Actually i was planning to make some croissants, the famous flaky French crescent rolls at home during this weekend, but somehow the pastry sheet i prepared at home went somewat wrong and finally i decided to make this kouigh amann, which i tasted numerous times when we went for vacation to Brittany region of France.

This super buttery falky cake was invented by the bretons,while i tasted for the first time i thought making kouign amann at home will be quite tricky but finally after watching out few video clips and thought i can make them easily at home, final result was this incredible sugary and buttery caramalized cake...An incredible cake to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee for a chilled evening,be aware this cake will be quite addictive if you dont care about ur waist size..


2cups All purpose flour
1+1/2cups Sugar
125grms Salted Butter (chilled and cut as pieces)
2tbsp Melted butter (for the crust)
1tbsp Dry yeast
3/4cup Warm water
1/4tsp Salt

Mix the yeast,salt with a teaspoon of sugar in the warm water and keep aside until the yeast turns foamy.

In a large bowl,take the flour and add gradually the foamy yeast to form a soft dough, knead the dough for 5minutes until they turns smooth and elastic, if the dough is sticky dust with enough flour and knead again..

Arrange the dough in greased bowl and keep in warm place for an hour..Take the dough out from the bowl,roll them as rectangle dusted with flour.

Drop the chilled butter in the center and sprinkle quarter cup of sugar, lift the left side of the dough to the center and do the same with the right side,your dough should resembles as 3 layer pastry..

Sprinkle again quarter cup of sugar over the folded dough and fold again as three folds;the dough will be sticky,dont worry just scrap down and wrap in a plastic sheet,keep in fridge for an hour, remove the dough from the fridge.

Roll the dough as rectangle, sprinkle again quarter cup of sugar and fold again..fold again as a three layered fold and keep again in fridge..

Preheat the oven to 350F..grease a round cake mould and keep aside..Remove the chilled dough from the fridge and roll the dough as circle disc,it will be super sticky and drop the rolled dough in the already prepared greased mould and use ur fingers to pull them to fill the edges of the mould.

Sprinkle the remaining sugar and drizzled melted butter over the dough and bake the cake for 40-45minutes until the crust gets caramelized..Let it cool completely and slice them as triangles..

Enjoy with a cup of tea..

47 comments:

Roshni said... Reply To This Comment

wow Priya. you are a master chef!!

Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

OMG! This looks quite addictive, I'm gonna try this very soon, guess your marathon has changed as bake a thon :)

Isingcakes said... Reply To This Comment

This is very interested indeed....I am glad I am a part of this marathon:)) Thanks for posting this Priya.

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

wow truly u r a class best ..nice dish to know abt its origin ..too good..

Kaveri said... Reply To This Comment

A very new and interesting recipe...sounds really yummy!

Priyanka said... Reply To This Comment

A new and innovative dish...
Very tempting

Kadhyaa said... Reply To This Comment

OMG, divine..

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Excellent Baker Priya :)

Ganga Sreekanth said... Reply To This Comment

new to me......looks toooooooooo good..n inviting

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

sounds yummy n too delicious..;)Tasty Appetite

Happy Cook / Finla said... Reply To This Comment

Wowo that looks super super yumm.

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

Priya you are amazing, this looks superb.

Deeksha said... Reply To This Comment

This is very new to me. BTW sounds very interesting and delicious.

Chandrani said... Reply To This Comment

This is very interesting and new dish.

Raji said... Reply To This Comment

Looks really fab Priya..I seriously want to eat this now..so tempting :)

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds new to me looks yumm.....

faseela said... Reply To This Comment

Very new to me........Superb dear..........no doubt it will be awesome

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Reply To This Comment

Very new to me.A mouthwatering Bake Dear.Luks awesome.Hats off to U.

vineetha said... Reply To This Comment

Mhmm that sounds delicious..good one.

Sonali Pradhan said... Reply To This Comment

wow....seriously i wonder how do u come up with new recipes everyday n so innovative ones...gr8 going dear !

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Manju said... Reply To This Comment

that a perfectly baked dish!! Looks heavenly, wish I could taste it :-)

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Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

New one to me !! Looks so good...

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Very tempting and another new entry,Priya!!loved it..
Very new to me..thanx for sharing!!
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Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

Butter between the pastry sheets? wow that sounds rich and delectable.

Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

A very interesting recipe. Looks great.

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious and very interesting ...gud one

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

Different one,never tasted it...name itself tempting me!!

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

You are really a great chef Priya!!!I bowed to you. You are making wonderful recipes even if something goes wrong.

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

I am missing so many of ur yummy recipes Priya!! too disappointed!
this looks too good!

Champa said... Reply To This Comment

Had not heard of this. Very nice but very rich too.

Sowjanya@Ruchikacooks said... Reply To This Comment

I need this and that cup of tea priyakka, ore fever veetliyae..his first b'day went with him having 100 temperature and I was also sick..we are both slowly getting better, sorry couldnt visit the web because of this..

Sobha Shyam said... Reply To This Comment

new to me, looks delicious Priya..

Rajee Mani said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious buttery cake. Am sure its hard to stop with just one slice :-)

Krithika said... Reply To This Comment

wow...this is surely for someone like you who is into baking!!!

Nadji said... Reply To This Comment

En plus du fait que j'adore ce gâteau, il me rappelle mes vacances en Bretagne.
A très bientôt

sangee vijay said... Reply To This Comment

new to me, sounds so delicious Priya..thanks for sharing!!

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Amina Khaleel said... Reply To This Comment

very interesting.. will surely give it a try...

Anh said... Reply To This Comment

I can imagine how good this would taste! Thank you for the recipe. I will try it soon!

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds new to me and thanks for sharing priya!

Rachel said... Reply To This Comment

Very buttery and I love flaky food.

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

texture is really tempting. great going priya.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Who doesn't love anything buttery, looks good!

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious..will try this weekend..i like it

Zareena said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!!!! amazing.. never tried this before. looks very delicious and yummy.

Elisabeth said... Reply To This Comment

Totally incredible, unique, and divine!

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Mhmm that sounds delicious..good one.

Vardhini said... Reply To This Comment

This is totally new and sounds very interesting Priya. Thx for linking to the event.

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