French Sabbatical

My family's year in France…

Day 355 (20 June 2011) – Kouignettes

I’m not sure how this word actually translates so I’m just going with “incredibly delicious.” Come to think of it, I think that would make a great name for any pastry that can make you swoon. That’s what happened to me today.

You see, last week Christine told Melinda about her favorite thing in France, something called a “Kouign Amann.” You can read more about it on Wikipedia (heck, that it has its own English Wikipedia page should tell you something about how incredibly good it is), but let me just say that a taste sensation that combines sugar, butter, and dough in such a way to caramelize the sugar is aces in my book. So anyway, Christine took Melinda to a place to get a smaller version, a kouignette. And today, Melinda took me to get one.

And here I must be honest. I wasn’t really hungry at that time so I decided not to get one of my own. Melinda generously shared a bite or four of hers. Oh. My. Gosh.

We bought four more to have as tonight’s dinner dessert.

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June 20, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. […] see, we’re pretty familiar with this place. The delicious little pastries I wrote about on Monday, the kouignettes, were purchased just inside the entrance on the left (if my big head wasn’t […]

    Pingback by Day 358 (23 June 2011) – Nantes Walking Tour « French Sabbatical | June 23, 2011 | Reply


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