Le Kouign Amann!
National Kouign Amann Day on June 20th each year celebrates a round caramelized pastry, made with a yeast-raised dough from Bretagne, or Brittany region of Western France, which is known for its butter and dairy. The cake is created by folding layers of butter and sugar folded inward, similar in fashion to puff pastry or croissants but with fewer layers. The resulting cake is slowly baked until the butter puffs up the dough creating the layered aspect of it and the sugar caramelizes.
The name comes from the Breton words for cake kouign and butter amann. Kouign amann is a popular and traditional pastry in Brittany, where it originated in 1860 when flour was scarce, but butter was abundant.
Now, if you like croissants and you like glazed donuts, you’ll love kouign amann. The flaky, buttery texture of the croissant meets the sweet sugary topping of a donut. But it’s not a donut-croissant mashup! It’s a kouign amann and it’s been around much longer, too. Plus, it’s celebrated every June 20th.
So, mes amis, grab some Kouign Amann this Saturday for your family and friends! We are open for curbside pickup so give us a call at (980) 819-8771 to place your order toute de suite!
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