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Kouign amann where?!

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dreamyday Apr 15, 2010 02:05 PM

Hi!

Does anyone know if any patisserie in the city make them?

Thanks in advance~

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    Whippet RE: dreamyday Apr 16, 2010 12:21 AM

    Try Bouley Bakery -- but call in advance; it's only occasionally available.

    1. famdoc RE: dreamyday Apr 16, 2010 08:42 PM

      That's really going to be a tough one. Once the ash clouds clear and you can once again fly to Europe, there's a fine little patisserie in Brittany I can recommend....

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        cubanat RE: famdoc Apr 17, 2010 09:58 AM

        which bakery?

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        BORN2EAT RE: dreamyday May 3, 2010 12:16 PM

        Hi, Bouley in NYC has a pastry called Kouign Amann but it is not the real thing. If you've had it before the way its supposed to be you will be disappointed. They take some extra phyllo type dough and swirl it around pinwheel style and pour an uncarmelized sugar glaze over it. I wanted to cry. I've had it in Paris, Normandy and Breton regions. I love rhis. I heard there is a place in Montreal that I will be trying when I visit there this summer.
        The place in Utah, I saw on the foodnetwork (its the Neely's favorite dessert), it looks right but only those who have tried it will know.

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          tywn31 RE: dreamyday Jun 1, 2012 06:51 AM

          Kouign amann is now available at the Dominique Ansel Bakery in Soho. They refer to it as a caramelized croissant.

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            shivohum RE: tywn31 Jun 1, 2012 07:23 AM

            I second this. Fantastic. If you want them the best way, go in the morning around 8 when they're still warm from the oven.

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              tywn31 RE: shivohum Jun 1, 2012 09:16 AM

              That sounds amazing, I will have to get there before work one of these days!

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              kathryn RE: tywn31 Jun 1, 2012 11:23 AM

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/835994

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                deprofundis RE: tywn31 Jun 1, 2012 02:28 PM

                +1. I don't know how it compares to the genuine article in France, but the DKA is amazing.

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