The name derives from the brittany words for cake kouign and butter amann. Bake until cake is deep golden brown and edges pull away from sides of pan, 40 to 45 minutes. Hot, caramelised layers of pastry, practically drenched in brittany butter with salt crystals and sugar, oh boy, lots of sugar. Pronounced kweenyahmon, the name comes from the breton words for butter and cake. Breton peasants, 1894 giclee print gauguin, paul buy at. In addition to their simplyand inexplicablyethereal croissant, kouign amann also makes pains au chocolat and chaussons aux pommes, various tartelettes, three kinds of quiche, and a cream of carrot and squash soup. Flip onto a plate, then invert onto a wire rack and let.
Gateau breton french shortbread recipe the answer is cake. Basically, it is a yeasted bread dough roll like puff pastry or danish dough for the multilayers effect, then top with butter and loads of sugar for baking to produce such. Kouignamann is a french pastry with a croissantlike dough, laminated with butter and sugar for a flaky, rich treat with. Its the kouign amann thats kween amahnor butter cake in breton. Kouignamann is a breton cake, described in the new york times as the fattiest pastry in all of europe. Brush over top of cake, then use a fork to score a crisscross pattern into the dough. I suppose i brought it upon myself for bringing it up in the first place, since its not wellknown elsewhere. Read more about download this restaurants viral blueprint for reopening after lockdowns. Gateau breton brittany butter cake brittany is located on the northwest coast of france and has been somewhat culturally and geographically distinct from the rest of the country. Let the gateau cool completely before removing it from the pan. Brush the glaze all over the top of the gateau, then drag a fork across the surface of the gateau in a latticecrosshatch pattern. Gateau breton is much easier to make but tastes just as delicious. I had ble sucre on my togoto list a few weeks ago in paris but didnt make it there.
There is no additional ticket needed to attend this event. This breton flaky pastry means butter cake and the recipe originally comes from the town of douarnenez in france. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Jan 29, 2014 in a medium mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, with the dough hook attached combine the flour, yeast and water. Le kouign amann, qui signifie gateau au beurre en breton, porte bien son nom.
Aug 29, 2005 bake for 4045 minutes, until the top is deeply caramelized. Gateau breton with apricot filling cooks illustrated. Monitor the covid19 conversation as it unfolds explore covid19 articles. A butter culture butter, amann in the breton language the word also means ointment, has a symbolic importance in brittany that must seem all but incomprehensible to. Apr 01, 2010 vous vous etes toujours demande comment etait fabrique le veritable kouign amann.
X 6 personnes 40 min ingredients pour kouign amann. Add the flour and knead it until you have obtained a. The name comes from the breton language words for cake kouign and butter amann. In a medium mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, with the dough hook attached combine the flour, yeast and water. Translated it literally means butter cake in the breton language. Mix water with the yeast and a pinch of salt in a medium mixing bowl. In a small bowl, combine remaining egg yolk with 1 teaspoon water and beat lightly. Kouignamann recipe no mixer bruno albouze the real deal. Kouign amann science and history of a french pastry food. This breton butter cake is a classic dessert in brittany. Kouign amann breton butter cake saveur cooks authentic french by the editors of saveur magazine, 1999, chronicle books. Bake until golden brown, about 50 minutes cover with foil if cake is browning too quickly.
Kouign amann is a french pastry from bretagne that uses lamination and plenty caramelization. A butter culture butter, amann in the breton language the word also means ointment, has. Cheval avec isabelle vermeeren herman vermeeren pascal. Boil, swirling pan occasionally and brushing down sides with a wet pastry brush, until. In a large bowl, place the flour, bread improver, water, salt and yeast. Gateau breton, breton butter cake, is the famous cakesized shortbread from brittany. Why you should be thankful au kouign amann doesnt do much. The rather unprepossessing appearance belies the delicious buttery and caramel flavour of this very sugary cake. Its not a multilayered, intricately iced affair, and certainly doesnt require a lot of special equipment or time, for that matter. Brush top with beaten egg, and mark a crosshatch pattern with a knife. Gateau breton in france this cake is called a gateau breton, in england a brittany butter cake, and in the netherlands a boterkoek. The best recipe for kouignamann my 100 year old home. Many, many moons ago, when i was an unfortunatelooking teenager, my dad went on a holiday to france.
The video below has a great demonstration of the traditional way of making a kouign amann. Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Rich with butter and sugar, this cake needs no adornment whatsoever, although berries or whipped cream make for a special treat. Yet they are most known for their kouign amann, a pastry or butter cake, eaten by bretons and others for generations. Rose levy beranbaums gateau breton recipe serious eats. In those days, charles told me, the kouign amann wasnt as popular, even in brittanyperhaps because they didnt travel as well as other pastries like the gateau breton. A little like french biscuit and a little like a cake, either way this gateau breton recipe is a celebration of butter. Nigella lawson french cake gateau breton the hungry mum. Mix the ingredients together until they form a dough, and then knead for about 10 minutes 5 in a mixer until the dough is smooth and elastic. How to make kouign amann, brittanys butter pastry cake. Well known for its lace, seaside resorts, crepes and cider, brittany is also the home of merlin, the magician of arthurian legend. Caroline russock out of all of the recipes in roses heavenly cakes by rose levy beranbaum this gateau breton is the least showy. Kouignamman literally means cake kouign and butter amman. We got our first taste of kouignamann, the irresistibly sweet and flaky pastry from brittany in northwestern france, in 2004 from.
Kouign amman literally means cake kouign and butter amman. Vous vous etes toujours demande comment etait fabrique le veritable kouign amann. This kouign amann recipe is a breton cake featured in the great british baking show airing on pbs. Imagine taking the base of a bread dough but then rolling it out and folding in layers of butter and sugar.
May 28, 2012 kouign amann is also called breton butter cake. Kouign amann means bread and butter, and if bread is the staff of life, then this special bread is certainly gilding the lily. Hailing from frances brittany coast, gateau breton boasts a bright jam filling and a rich, dense texture, which elevate this rustic cake to a firstclass confection. My envy was palpable growing up in a runofthemill sydney suburb all one ever heard about france was the chicness of the population, the deliciousness of the food and the classic style of the clothing. Il gateau breton e di fatto uno dei dolci piu burrosi che io abbia mai visto. In paris i have only had a kouign amann by pierre herme, which is pretty spectacular too.
Nov 12, 2017 le kouignamann gateau au beurre en breton est ne a douarnenez en 1860. It is yet another fabulous baked goods originated from france. But after tasting this traditional dessert made with tons of sugar and an. In fact, so much so food and wine ranked the douarnenez breton cake among its. My a to z of brittany bilingual story french today. A lovey french shortbread recipe, this gateau breton is tres ohlala. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading recettes bretonnesde nos grandmeres. Form the dough into a ball, cover with plastic film and refrigerate for about 1 hour. You dont have to be a french patissier to master the art of kouignamann. Let stand a few minutes, then run a spatula around the edges to release the kouign amann and slide the cake from the pan onto a cooling rack. It is a round multilayered cake, originally made with bread dough nowadays sometimes viennoiserie.
Kouign amann brittanys buttery, caramelised, layered. It is not quite the same as kouignamann, viennoiseriestyle layered pastry. Le kouignamann gateau au beurre en breton est ne a douarnenez en 1860. Master the french pastry technique of making kouign amann a breton cake, made with layers of butter and sugar. Since this is an unusual recipe, readers may appreciate a few links and photos from people whove made it successfully. Whichever name or language you prefer, it always looks the same. Vous le trouverez en grand, par quatre ou les mini kouign par six. Theres some controversy about the kouign amanns exact origins. Often im asked by folks coming to paris where they could find a good kouign amann, the breton pastry made by folding an overload of butter and sugar between sheets of puff pastry, then baking it until the whole things caramelizes into one bronzed, buttery disk. Bake for 4045 minutes, until the top is deeply caramelized. En breton, kouign signifie gateau et amann, beurre. Sift flour, cornstarch, baking powder, cinnamon and. Mar 10, 2015 in addition to their simplyand inexplicablyethereal croissant, kouign amann also makes pains au chocolat and chaussons aux pommes, various tartelettes, three kinds of quiche, and a cream of carrot and squash soup.545 316 823 441 368 1188 121 149 545 1044 1287 490 713 974 735 694 1448 1145 294 1319 1112 1450 343 1498 1402 1220 1345 460 437 728 457