July 23, 2012

kouign amann

My favorite thing at Neil Robertson's tiny bakery, Crumble & Flake. Roughly translated to "butter bread", this treat is composed of thin layers of bread dough coated with butter and sugar. A Breton cake first invented in 1865 in the village of Douarnenez, Robertson's version elevates and refines this typically simply treat with atypical touches of detail--not the least of which is the deeply ambered paper-thin outer sugar layer, adding a beautiful burnt caramel note to the crispy-chewy buttery goodness.

Here's an interesting profile on C&F in the Economist.

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