NATIONAL KOUIGN AMANN DAY
National Kouign Amann Day is observed annually on June 20. Kouign amann is a round crusty cake, made with a yeast-raised dough containing layers of butter and sugar folded in, similar in fashion to puff pastry or croissants but with fewer layers. The resulting cake is slowly baked until the butter puffs up the dough creating the layered aspect of it and the sugar caramelizes. The name comes from the Breton words for cake “kouign” and butter “amann.” Kouign amann is a popular and traditional pastry in Brittany, where it originated in 1860 when flour was scarce, but butter was abundant.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Buy a kouign amann to share with your family and friends. If you are feeling adventurous, try your hand at making your own. On social media, use #NationalKouignAmannDay.
National Kouign Amann Day was submitted by b.patisserie in April 2015. The Registrar of National Day Calendar declared June 20 as National Kouign Amann Day in June 2015.
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