Kouign Amann, Set of 8

$39.95
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Summary

To pastry chef Jean-Yves Charon, a kouign amann tastes like home. From his native Brittany, this classic Breton “butter cake” relies on layers of handmade puff pastry dough to create a decadent treat with a sweet, buttery center and crisp caramelized-sugar coating. Hand made with the finest natural ingredients, the frozen pastries are simple to prepare—just let them rise overnight and bake. They emerge from the oven with crunchy, sugar-speckled exteriors, tender interiors and an irresistible buttery aroma.

  • 8 pastries; 2 lb. 3 oz. total.
  • Shipped frozen.
  • Made in USA.
  • A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
Use & Care

Receiving Instructions

  • The kouign amann was shipped frozen with dry ice, which may have evaporated during shipment. This is normal. Please take care not to touch any remaining dry ice with bare hands. Upon receipt, immediately place the kouign amann in the freezer, where it will keep up to one month frozen.

Preparation

  • Lightly spray the inside of each mold with nonstick cooking spray and place a kouign amann in each mold. Place the molds on a baking sheet and cover with a piece of parchment paper. Let the kouign amann rise in their molds at room temperature for 8 to 10 hours.
  • Preheat an oven to 350ºF.
  • Remove the parchment paper. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake the kouign amann in the molds until slightly puffed and golden brown on top, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Makes 8 kouign amann.
Ingredients
  • Enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, enzyme, ascorbic acid [dough conditioner]), butter, sugar, water, yeast, salt, dough conditioner blend (wheat flour, malted barley flour, ascorbic acid [dough conditioner], enzymes).
Shipping

Shipping Information

Please allow up to two weeks for processing and delivery of perishable items, which are shipped two-day delivery to ensure freshness. Perishable items are not eligible for rush shipping. 

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very satisfied! After reading all of the reviews, I was worried I would be wasting my money on the kouign amanns. However, my husband had been craving them after trying some in New York and decided to buy them for him. I bought these as well as the kouignettes, and they are both delicious! Some did not rise as much as the others, but after baking them, we kept them out for a little longer and then re-toasted them in our toaster oven. These larger ones did taste a little more like regular croissants than the kouignettes that got crispier and sweeter. If I were to purchase them again, I would order the kouignettes, but these were still worth the money!
    Date published: 2017-06-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious beyond belief! These French pastries were as good as those I've had in French pastry shops. They rose beautifully in the recommended time (I put them in my oven with just the light on inside). They baked up to gorgeous perfection in the little cups provided (an added bonus). I do not understand the negative reviews at all. These are worth ordering again.
    Date published: 2017-04-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed I experienced exactly the same as what described below. The pastry did not rise and smelled like very old oil. I've been enjoyed 4~5 kinds of Galaxy pastries for several years. It happens in 1 out of 10 boxes on average, but this time is the worst with this smell. The other 90% has been great, though. I usually call the customer service, but this time I decided to speak out, for other potential customers. The pastry was inedible. I threw them out all. Please improve your quality control (consistency)!!!
    Date published: 2017-04-03
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't rise because not fresh??? I purchased this product during sale. It was not fresh at all! I purchased on March 20th 2017 and it delivered on 24th and "best by" date was March 29th 2017. I thought I should contact WS but it technically not expired yet, and it's frozen so I decided to just try. I guess what you pay is what you get...
    Date published: 2017-04-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Butter and brûlée Following directions these come out beautifully and taste delicious. As close as you can get to authentic without all the work!
    Date published: 2017-03-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Didn't rise but... Shipping was excellent. Put immediately in the freezer per instructions. Thawed 10 hrs + no rise. Used baker tip warm 110 degree oven turn off, pan of boiling water on bottom rack. Baking sheet with pastries on upper rack. Wait 20 minutes or so. Some of the pastries rose, others stayed flat. Baked per instructions and tuned out good. Check them the final few minutes to avoid burning. The yeast must've been weak in this batch. Box dated to expire in less than a month.
    Date published: 2017-03-03
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not fresh, didn't rise, bad product I have ordered these in the past and they were delicious - not this year. I placed an order in late November and when I took them out of the freezer, they looked freezer-burned. They didn't rise at all and were hard disks when they came out of the oven. I thought maybe UPS had allowed them to thaw on the truck (the dry ice was intact, though) so I I placed another order. The second order was worse! Bad product!
    Date published: 2017-01-09
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not rise We've been ordering Williams and Sonoma pastries for years now and have always loved them. I followed the directions, exactly as it was written, and rested it for 10 hours. These pastries did not rise at all, and were just as flat after 10 hours of "rising." They didn't change at all after I baked them. Don't know if it was a bad batch. Huge disappointment, and definitely not worth the price.
    Date published: 2016-12-06
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