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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.

                    2. I had one at Forage in Silverlake last week. Pretty tasty.

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                      1. re: wanderlustre

                        ooh I'll have to check it out, it seems like every place is coming up with some version of a kouign amann.

                      2. Coming down to Fullerton in a few weeks from the Bay Area, does anyone know a bakery near Fullerton (30 minutes or less away is fine) that has them? Sorry if someone has already mentioned a place that fits the bill, always get a bit confused with my SoCal geography.

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                        1. re: bluex

                          Hi!
                          I googled Baked and it says with traffic that it's 40min away. That seems optistic to me but you can decide. If you call ahead they'll make sure to set your order aside. They sell out every day.

                        2. I saw them today at Amandine in West LA. Did not try them.

                          1. Anyone tried Superba Food + Bread's?

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                              1. re: Servorg

                                I don't see anything about kouign amann in these posts? Am I missing something?

                                1. re: aching

                                  Sorry for missing that possessive 's on Bread's...

                              2. re: aching

                                apparently I had one (it was a part of the pastry box i was given). delicious (especially the filling), but not bouchon/au coeur de paris delicious.

                                maybe i shouldn't have waited until the next day?

                                1. re: aching

                                  I finally tried the kouign-amann at Superba F+B today - they're delicious! The pastry is a bit airier than Bouchon's version, and the sugar is very hard, like a creme brûlée. They aren't available until late (11:30-ish) on the weekends.

                                2. They have them in the frozen pastry section at trader joe. You have to proof them overnight but they are quite tasty fresh from baking. Not Paris,but not bad..

                                  1. They've started selling them at Peet's Coffee. I had one from the UCI Peet's.

                                    Let's, uh, let's just leave it at that.

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                                    1. re: Das Ubergeek

                                      When they show up at Starbucks, they will have officially jumped the shark!

                                    2. The best one in LA really is still Bouchon's. I tried the one in LV a couple of yrs ago and it was visibly flat to the point where I interrogated the poor employee behind the counter. Twas nothing like LA's to say the least.

                                      Places like Bread Lounge and Sycamore Kitchen all have their rendition but Bouchon's (LA) still blows them out of the water. Not in LA but in the bay area, B Patisserie's is pretty amazingly awesome, with seasonal flavors, to boot.

                                      Ah, kouign amann, how I love thee with all my own.

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                                      1. re: namstermonster

                                        Re: Las Vegas, there is a bakery called La Belle Terre in West LV that serves great croissants and Kouign Amman. It's now my favorite breakfast pastry spot in LV. I think the KA a little better than Bouchon Beverly Hills. But in LA Bouchon seems to be my favorite. Would like to try the Superba F&B

                                      2. I've had them from Bread Lounge (via GoodEggs) in Downtown LA and they DO. NOT. SUCK. http://breadlounge.com/menu/pastry/

                                        1. Can't remember where I first read about the ones at McCall's--maybe here or eaterla or tasting table. In any case, tasty little morsels of perfection, they are.