Bretons angered by Kouign-amann doughnut comparison

A Canadian rapper has incurred the wrath of Bretons after he compared a regional speciality to a doughnut

13 July 2017
Yves-René Scordia is credited with creating the Kouign-amann
By Carmen Cracknell

The doughnut is a decidedly American treat, mass produced and known globally. The Kouign-amann (pronounced queen-ah-mahn), meanwhile, is a relatively unknown Breton speciality, originating from Douarenez in Finistère. 

So it's understandable that a Canadian rapper irritated Bretons when he compared the two, tweeting a picture saying the Kouign-amann tasted "like a cross between a croissant and a cake donut".

The oddly named cake dates from around 1860, and is not totally dissimilar to a croissant. It is made with a mix of butter and pastry and is no friend to dieters, with each cake weighing in at around 500 calories.

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