Bread Baking Babes have a sweet 7th anniversary

Has it really been that long since we made the crocodile bread?

The dough that I thought was going to escape the pantry and devour the village?

If I remember correctly, Lien was the host kitchen for that one, too.

This one may be unpronounceable, but, by all appearances, it’s a much tamer dough to tangle with.

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The recipe comes from Brittany, by way of the Great British Bake Off.

And I quote: “They’re called Kouign amann, (pronounced  [,kwiɲˈamɑ̃nː])  and they’re layered (a bit like puff pastry) with a sprinkle of sugar in the last layer, so it gets a crispy topping. The standard version is a larger round cake, but for this recipe you bake them in a muffin tin and fold them in so they look like a 4 leaf clover on top.”

You can get the whole story from Lien, of Notitie van Lien, our host kitchen for this anniversary month, as well as the recipe, photos and the scoop on being a Bread Baking Buddy..

For those interested in making these I have to say there was hardly any complaining this month from the Babes in Aprons – and a lot of ‘I can’t believe we ate them all but they were so good’ comments.

Best be careful Babes…. don’t want those aprons to get snug.

Lien’s Kouign Amann

Kouign amann.

Elizabeth’s Kouign Amann


Aparna’s Kouign Amann


Cathy’s Kouign Amann


Heather’s Kouign Amann


Tanna’s Kouign Amann


Elle’s Kouign Amann


And the Babes are:

 The Bread Baking Babes

Bake My Day – Karen
blog from OUR kitchen – Elizabeth
Bread Experience – Cathy
Feeding My Enthusiasms – Elle
girlichef – Heather
Life’s a Feast – Jamie
Living in the Kitchen with Puppies – Natashya
Lucullian Delights – Ilva
My Diverse Kitchen — Aparna
My Kitchen In Half Cups – Tanna
Notitie Van Lien – Lien
And me…. Thyme for Cooking – Katie 

From the BBBBB (Bitchin’ Bread Baking Babe Bibliothécaire).

8 thoughts on “Bread Baking Babes have a sweet 7th anniversary”

  1. No worries, Katie. I made sure to get only extra-large aprons with really really really long ties.

    Tanna is right! And it bears repeating: Gadfry they were good.

    Thanks once again to Lien. And really? It was Lien who chose the crocodile? I now forgive her for that error in good judgement. 😉

  2. Tanna, they are stunning… and there is just something about butter and sugar…

    Elizabeth, yes, it was Lien…. I still have nightmares about it escaping LOL

    Cathy, silent complaining is always expected LOL

    • I still have nightmares about it becoming yet another flat-as-a-pancake doorstop. But I’ll quickly forget about that nightmare and focus on this latest thrill that Lien provided for us. In fact, I’m thinking I might need to go to the store to get more butter just so I can make them again.

  3. This is my most favorite of all. I have made them for years especially when my family gets together. They always ask for those “muffin things you make” lol. I got obsessed with it about 8 years ago. There’s just something about the crispy buttery melt in your mouth goodness that is second to none. Let me tell you “Babes” all your photos are just awesome. All I can say is that you have it down pat! The layers are beautiful. Kudos! WELL DONE.

  4. Elizabeth, always live in the present, leave the croc alone….
    As to silent complaining…. typing is silent ;-))

    effhaven, On behalf of all the Babes, we thank you for such high praise :-))

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