How To Make Dominique Ansel’s Best Pastry: The DKA

James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Dominique Ansel stopped by the MUNCHIES Test Kitchen to make his signature pastry: the DKA, his take on the Breton pastry known as a kouign-amann, which now outsells the famous Cronut. Dominique shows us how to make a butter block and carefully work the pastry dough to create a perfectly caramelized crust and a flaky, chewy interior. He also shares stories from his childhood in France and explains why no one—not even his family—is allowed to skip the Cronut line.

Find someone who looks at you the way Dominique Ansel looks at his pastries.