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Anyone know of any bakers in GTA that do ... kouign-aman

kerwintoronto Aug 30, 2006 06:11 AM

I just happened to try this pastry when i was in SLC of all places.

It goes by kouign-aman, or kouign amann, or kouing-aman, or kouing-amann. It is something like a croissant but with a thicker buttery dough that is crusted with carmelized sugar. It is originally a Brittany pastry.

  1. tuqueboy Aug 31, 2006 12:59 AM

    Hey there.
    They are awesome, but I haven't found any in Toronto. Not too many Breton places here. I've got a simple recipe, if you want me to post it on the home cooking board.

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    1. re: tuqueboy
      Pape foodie Aug 31, 2006 01:10 AM

      I'd love to find a recipe, let me know when you post it.

    2. kerwintoronto Aug 31, 2006 05:46 PM

      Hi Tuqueboy...thanks for the heads up.

      Patisserie isn't something I added to my personal chow skills yet. This would be as good a reason as any!

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      1. re: kerwintoronto
        tuqueboy Sep 1, 2006 02:51 AM

        Hey there.
        The recipe's up on the home cooking board. It's long and a bit of a pain, but worth trying.

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        auberginegal Mar 27, 2008 03:54 PM

        bumping this thread up. any progress on finding kouign amann in the gta, and if so, where? i miss this cake soooo much after trying it in france!

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          finefoodie55 Mar 28, 2008 09:03 AM

          Maybe no luck in Toronto but if you ever come to Montreal we have Patisserie Kouign Amann on Mount Royal St East.They have excellent Bretagne Pastry as well as the best buttery Croissants in Mtl

          1. PoppiYYZ Sep 30, 2011 01:20 PM


            Had these once in NYC years ago and would love to find them closer than Montreal. Any bakers in Toronto attempting these fantastic cake / breads ?

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            1. re: PoppiYYZ
              TorontoJo Sep 30, 2011 05:19 PM

              Talk to Rachelle at Beast. I know she was doing one for brunch when they first opened.

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                justsayn Dec 28, 2011 01:25 AM

                Bump....still nowhere in GTA?

            2. Chester Eleganté Jan 31, 2012 08:36 PM

              Beast did make a nice version, you should bug'em to see if they'll bring it back. Frank AGO had it too. But the namesake version on Mont-Royal when it comes out hot? Oh me oh my.
              Beast/Boulangerie K-A pics below.

              You can actually find kouign-amann at....Scaramouche.

              1 Benvenuto Place, Toronto, ON M4V 2L1, CA

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              1. re: Chester Eleganté
                julesrules Feb 1, 2012 06:47 AM

                I knew I had seen it on a menu recently... it is part of lobsterlicious

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                  smartygirl Apr 5, 2012 11:54 AM

                  is this something they have regularly? or just once in a while? i don't see it on the menu currently on their website...

                2. Flexitarian Apr 5, 2012 12:24 PM

                  What does SLC stand for? Googled it but couldn't figure it out. Country? City? Market?

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                    smartygirl Apr 5, 2012 12:52 PM

                    salt lake city i think?

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                      kerwintoronto Aug 2, 2012 09:54 AM

                      Just checking in on the thread and any developments on the Kouing front.

                      SLC...yup...Salt Lake City.

                      1. re: kerwintoronto
                        smartygirl Aug 7, 2012 03:17 PM

                        you just reminded me, i've meant to try my hand at one since i got my braces off, but haven't got around to it!

                        and it appears no restaurants around here have tried their hand in a while either. drat.

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