love the concept of a “cheater” recipe. Kouign amann, pronounced kween ah-mon, is Breton butter pastry, similar to croissant but with added sugar and extra butter. I ca’t seem to get it! I’ve never seen these before, they are beautiful. I make these every few months or so to share with coworkers, I always mix cardamom with the sugar to scratch my kardemummabullar itch. I love how quick and easy this is to make! OMG! Thank you for a recipe that I will definitely make again! A delicate French pastry made in a hurry! We can’t wait to see what you’ve cooked up! Regards, Sally. You make the dough on the evening of the first day, and chill overnight. It helps a lot with my cooking. Let me be clear, my Cheater Kouign Amann Recipe can’t compete with Fresh from-scratch authentic Kouing Amann with its seemingly endless sugar folds. I LOVE this cheater recipe!! So I just wait until we are in Brittany and hit the boulangerie/patisserie for a whole box! I made these today. Spread 6 tablespoons of melted butter on top of one of the sheets of pastry dough. It is soooo decadently wonderful, but it is too involved for me to make at home. Start by cutting thawed puff pastry sheets in half. Or is parchment paper necessary? Making Kouign Amann from scratch would require the same kind of dedication. You have transformed a 3-Day tedious recipe into a 45 minutes ‘Fast & Furiously’ delicious piece of cake! . Your email will not be published or shared. Lay the squares sugar-side-up on little pieces of parchment paper. Cheater Kouign Amann Recipe - U Wanna Know What? With one half, cut eight even strips. Required fields are marked *. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut out sixteen 5-inch parchment paper squares. Very easy. Here’s a ready-to-go pin, created just for you. These are so easy, delicious and pretty enough for a special occasion. Roll the strip loosely into spirals, and place them in the center of the puff pastry squares. Every now and again I like to share a “cheater” recipe… A quick simplified version of a wonderful classic recipe that takes a lot of time and effort to make. delicious. Not quite as crispy, but the maple syrup helped to create the caramel layer at the bottom. Happy holidays to you and your family! Results? While in Paris, I sampled french pastries on a daily basis, including the famed Kouign Amann. We’d love that! Press one side of each strip in sugar and roll into a loose spiral. Great hit with the family and friends. I do this to my Cream puffs. Hot out of the oven, these pastries create an almost custard-like center, with a crème-brulee like top of caramelized sugar and butter. Spray a Good Cook muffin tin with nonstick baking spray. They look like little roses! Those look so good and sound so nice and easy! Can’t recommend this enough, with or without spices :). I used 1 teaspoon of maple syrup poured over the buttered pastry in the muffin tin instead of the sugar, though. Bake in preheated oven for 14-18 minutes, or until the pastries are deep golden brown around the edges. Upload a photo to Instagram and include the hashtag #lovegoodcook. Thanks for this interesting alternative! Make a Cheater Kouign Amann Recipe instead! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Dip the strips in butter, then dip in sugar. It doesn’t make sense. haha Thank you! I’d say 30-35. Lower the parchment paper squares into the wells of a muffin tin. It’s Friday and I am back in the kitchen. My question to you: Would it be possible to add more layers to this, ie more squares? wow, I’ll take the shortcut, so thank you for creating this version, Please tell me,  how does it take 3 days for the classic “Queen Aman”? I love it! It really helped to have photos showing how to cut the puff pastry, etc. Never mind, the rest of the pictures finally loaded showing how the sheet was cut. Yet, they do capture the taste and texture of real Kouign Amann, and are always welcomed at my house. Yummy. Mmmm Cardamom! Lay thawed puffed pastries flat on a clean workspace. And now easy too. These look amazing! Hi Cathy, Yes! Making this recipe? A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to spend a week in Paris cooking and eating. Top with 1/3 cup sugar. You can do one of two things… 1) You can roll the rectangle into squares. Thank you! Uh. NEW! Spread 6 tablespoons of melted butter on top of the second sheet of pastry dough. ©2010 — 2020 A Spicy Perspective. Three of the muffin cups will remain unfilled with pastry. With one half, cut eight even strips. Add the … My good friend Chef Monique Chan … Kouign-amann … Though these pastries are traditionally finicky—and can cost up to $5 per serving—our recipe offers up the ultimate hack. All Rights Reserved. I’m going to turn the temp down next time so the center can cook a bit longer. With the other half, cut eight equal squares. With a very sharp knife, slice pastry sheet into 9 squares. Turn dough out onto the floured counter. Definitely a winner recipe. Now, I am going to feel like a master and I’m not going to tell my husband how easy you made it for me!