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French Recipes

Kouign Amann

Buttery cake from Brittany

Serve 6

Preparation: 30 min / Cooking time: 25 min / Rest: 2 hours


  • 500 g of flour
  • 275 g of butter
  • 200 g of sugar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 20 g of yeast
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 egg


  1. Dissolve the yeast in warm water, add flour and salt.
  2. Combine the ingredients by stirring vigorously, then allow to stand and rise in a cool place for about 1 hour (keep away from drafts).
  3. Roll the dough out on a floured board. Spread the stick of butter in a uniform layer over the dough, then powder with sugar.
  4. Fold the dough in four and allow to rest for ten to fifteen minutes. Repeat this operation 4 times, letting the dough rest for 10 minutes between each repetition.
  5. Butter a form and place the dough in it. Let rest for 20 minutes, while the oven preheats at a setting of 6/7 (200/210∞ C).
  6. Glaze with egg and bake for 25 minutes


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