First, that is not my picture. It comes from www.davidlebovitz.com. David is a marvelous food writer, author, and photographer. His ice cream book, The Perfect Scoop, is unsurpassed. No doubt, he took this picture.
Last week, I blogged about a incredible pastry, Kouign Amann, I had at the new Dominique Ansel Bakery in Soho.
Now, Kouign Amann sounds pretty Turkish to me, and I was headed back to the bakery to ask, or beg, for the recipe. It has snowed, so today is not that day. But I did Google, and to my deep surprise it’s apparently not Turkish. It’s Celtic.
Kougin Amann is a rich buttery treat crafted by the Bretons in the north of France. It’s the combination of butter dough and carmelization that is positively overwhelming.
David has a remarkable post on his site giving the recipe with pictures, including the one I’ve include above. Just to tempt you.
Here is the url: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2005/08/long-live-the-k/
With the weekend approaching, this is the perfect Sunday morning treat.