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GBBO 5 Technical Bake #7: Kouign Amann

September 20, 2014

In contrast to most of the GBBO bakers, I did actually know what these were. Not because I’m an expert but because I saw them in Paris, didn’t try one and have regretted it since. No faking on GBFBO this week, but I needed to get ahead on this bake so instead of waiting for Paul’s recipe I used past-GBBO Mary-Anne Boerman’s recipe at TimeToCookOnline (aka Wotchers!). It’s really clear and she was even kind enough to help me out with timing dilemmas caused by trying to fit baking around pesky day-jobs. Sorry for the brief post – busy week!

Kouign Amann

Instructions found here 


190g strong white flour
1tbs cornflour
1/2tsp orange flower water[1]
a pinch of salt
1tsp fast-action yeast (1/2 a sachet)
warm water to mix
125g slightly salted Brittany butter
125g granulated sugar
caster sugar to glaze

This is being entered into  My GBBO Bakealong and the Great Bloggers Bake Off

5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 20, 2014 10:50 am

    oh my god… well done you, these look stunning!… love how buttery and crispy they look.

  2. jennypaulin permalink
    September 20, 2014 7:01 pm

    ooooh these have turnd out beautifully – very well done. I would love to try one mmmm!
    thank you for joining in again x x

  3. September 21, 2014 10:02 am

    They look lovely, I made kouign amann’s too 🙂 x #greatbloggersbakeoff2014

  4. September 21, 2014 3:22 pm

    These look fabulous Gill- definately star baker! Were they as tasty and scrumptious as they look?


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