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Twist bread

Daring Kitchen
May 2016

Hi, I am Tandy and I blog over at Lavender and Lime . I have been blogging since September 2009 and have enjoyed participating in the Daring challenges over the years. Every week I make bread. Usually a sourdough loaf as I have the most amazing sourdough starter. To me there is something really amazing about the smell of bread baking. Even better is the glorious scent you get when you cut into the bread. Filled breads to me are my first choice, and so the challenge this month is to make your own filled bread, using ingredients you most love.

Kouign Amann

Daring Kitchen
April 2016

A kouign amann (prounounced “kwee-amahn”) is a round crusty pastry that originated in Brittany in roughly 1860. It is made with a bread dough that is laminated (think of a croissant or puff pastry) and then sprinkled with sugar before being cut into squares and baked in muffin tins. I became aware of this morning pastry as I watched an episode of The Great British Bake Off and was keenly interested in trying it simply because I’d never heard of it before and really, you can’t go wrong with layers of dough, butter, and sugar … right??