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Kouing Aman?

Is there a place in LA that makes and sells Kouing Aman?

Thanks.

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  1. The only one I know is Huckleberry cafe in Santa Monica.

    They sell em for $1.50 each (see this post:
    http://gourmetpigs.blogspot.com/2009/...
    the very last photo )

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    1. re: burumun

      Second Huckleberry's. Delicious every time I had it from there and also Rustic Canyon.

      1. re: baloney

        Do they make the kouign amann with buckwheat?? If so it might be worth my going all the way to investigate...

    2. I'm resurrecting your post because I'm having a craving right now. Just looking at the picture Burumun has posted I know Huckleberry doesn't sell the real thing. Plus I would hate to have my Kouign Amann dusted with cinnamon.

      Does anybody know where I can find some good rendition in LA? Will Owen, would you know? What about that bakery on Pico in Santa Monica? Please help a very homesick Frenchie....Thanks!

      1. The Best place I've found is on the East side of town in Glendale (Montrose) at a place called Baked http://bakedlocal.com they are making a traditional individual sized Kouigh Amann that is the size of a cup-cake rather than the small mini at Huckleberry and it is to die for.

        I love Huckleberry too, they have what they are calling an "almond Kouign Amann" but I'm not sure how they are calling it a Kouign Amann as it is a tart with a crossaint crust.. great.. don't get me wrong, it's just not a Kouign Amann

        The last photo is from Huckleberry all the others are from Baked taken by Laure (http://laurejoliet.com/blog/?p=5177#)

         
         
         
         
         
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        1. re: rainbotlart

          You sure that last photo's from Huckleberry? From their website?

          The Huckleberry confections sure aren't traditional kouign amann, but man they are delicious. Custardy from the fruit. Flaky around the edges. Fantastic.

            1. re: A5 KOBE

              Third--and theyre beyond wonderful, but pricey at $4 a shot.

              1. re: Cucinamore

                I was just bought some at Baked on Saturday. They are $3.00 and larger. I'm glad they are right around the corner from me.

              2. re: SLC

                I love Bouchon! You know the one in Napa doesn't do the Kouign Amann? Only this one down here, have any of you tried Baked though? They are more like the small ones you get in Brittany France. I've never tried a slice of a large one, but the idea of a slice of the butter cake doesn't seem as appealing to me. I'll have to try it.

                1. re: rainbotlart

                  Weird, because I was recently in Vegas in June and the Venetian location does carry them. A month earlier I was in New York and both of their locations do not carry them.

                  1. re: A5 KOBE

                    When I asked in Napa the gentleman behind the counter said that each bakery has it's own menu, some items are available at all locations and others are not. It is my understanding that the Kouign Amann is a particularly difficult pastry and that might explain why only a few places around town have them. I guess even in Paris there are only a few, but in Brittany there are several places that make them. I love that there are still things in this world that are not available everywhere ;-)

                2. re: SLC

                  I just tried Bouchon's last weekend and it really was incredible. Not at all like the ones I had in France, but so delicious, it kind of blew my mind.

                  1. re: yummyinmytummy

                    Where is BLD (please forgive my ignorance!) I want to try them out!

                    1. re: rainbotlart

                      At Short Cake in the Farmer's Market, they have a "buttercup" which is very similar to Kouign Amann.

                      1. re: eatmuch

                        I tried the butter cup at Short Cake on Sunday. I'm not sure if they changed it but it was more of a danish dough than laminated dough. Wasn't my favorite, but I love Short Cake cookies and their toasts are to die for.

                      2. re: rainbotlart

                        If you go to http://www.google.com/ig and enter bld los angeles all will be revealed.

                        1. re: Servorg

                          Thanks! I'll have to check it out. I didn't see the kouign amann on their on-line menu but that doesn't mean much. The place looks good though.