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    This article tells of Bretons being incensed about a rapper misdescribing a Breton cake AND daring to suggest it originated in Canada!

    https://www.thelocal.fr/20170713/why-you-should-never-compare-breton-delicacy-kouign-amann-to-a-doughnut

    Personally, I’ve never heard of the cake! So he has at least brought it to attention  :yes: And they obviously could hear what he was saying, I rarely can hear the words when hearing a rap!  :-)

    Such pride in their origins, the only food that comes to mind that Brits as a whole have a pride in is fish & chips, although, of course like Brittany, there is regional pride.

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    Hi Fruitcake…….how can anyone live in Brittany for more than a few weeks and not come across Kouign-amann? It is everywhere. It does vary considerably from rather dry to one sticky, gooey mess. I recommend it if you like a sweet treat.

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    The recipe is bread dough, butter, sugar, butter and some more butter, all rolled and mixed up together then cooked. Did I mention there’s a lot of butter in it? The name is Breton for buttery sweet bread, roughly.

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    True whocares. Every boulangerie seems to make either their own, or order them in.

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    whocares wrote;

    Hi Fruitcake…….how can anyone live in Brittany for more than a few weeks and not come across Kouign-amann?

    Quite easily whocares, lived here for 6 years, never come across it, mind you I don’t think I’ve ever been in a boulangerie since we’ve lived up here so that probably accounts for it, moreover I very rarely buy cakes apart from an occasional treat from the supermarket when shopping for groceries as I make all my own cakes. It’s just something I haven’t heard spoken of. I will keep a lookout now, though it won’t be something I buy if it’s that sweet & that buttery.

    Anyway ……… is it strictly Breton does anyone know? And is it a cake or a doughnut?

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    I could seriously become addicted to Lardy Cake !  :yes:

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