Kouign Amann – My favorite breakfast treat.


Kouign Amann


1 pkg. active dry yeast

1 3/4 cup warm water

5 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp salt

2 cups cold, salted butter

2 Tablespoons butter, melted

2 cups granulated sugar

sea salt

In a medium bowl add yeast and warm water; stir to dissolve. Let stand until foamy. In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine flour, salt and melted butter on low speed. Add water/yeast mixture and continue to mix until well combined , smooth and elastic.

Place dough in buttered bowl, cover and allow to rise 1 hour or until doubled in bulk. Punch down dough and recover, refrigerate for 2 hours. Slice chilled butter intil 1/2 slices length wise. Form butter in 8×8 inch square, wrap and refrigerate until well chilled and firm.

On lightly floured surface, roll out chilled dough to 18×18 inch square, place butter in center of…

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1 thought on “Kouign Amann – My favorite breakfast treat.

  1. Kouign Amann is my favorite bakery treat, but it never occurred to me that I could make them. (not sure why as I’m all about kitchen DIY). Thanks for the inspire, maggie 🙂

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