Some Bretons are worried that the making of kouign amann (pronounced KWEEN ah-man) will die out. But after tasting this traditional dessert made with tons of sugar and an outrageous amount of butter they haven't a thing to worry about. This dish is the perfect example of the essence of Brittany—good, simple cooking. The pastry is tricky, but this is a simplified recipe. Even if the pastry is not perfect, it will taste good.