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:

  1. wow Priya. you are a master chef!!

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

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

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

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

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  6. A new and innovative dish...
    Very tempting

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

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  8. Priya you are amazing, this looks superb.

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

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  10. This is very interesting and new dish.

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

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

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

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  14. Mhmm that sounds delicious..good one.

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

    http://onlyfishrecipes.blogspot.com/

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

    Regards,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com

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  17. Very tempting and another new entry,Priya!!loved it..
    Very new to me..thanx for sharing!!
    Erivum Puliyum

    Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)

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

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  19. A very interesting recipe. Looks great.

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  20. Looks delicious and very interesting ...gud one

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

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

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

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

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  25. 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..

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  26. new to me, looks delicious Priya..

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

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

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

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

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

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  32. Sounds new to me and thanks for sharing priya!

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  33. Very buttery and I love flaky food.

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  34. texture is really tempting. great going priya.

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  35. Who doesn't love anything buttery, looks good!

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

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

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  38. Totally incredible, unique, and divine!

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  39. Mhmm that sounds delicious..good one.

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

    Vardhini
    Event: Sinful Delights
    Event: Stuffed Paratha

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