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What Makes the Perfect Croissant by French Pastry Master Dominique Ansel

James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Dominique Ansel, inventor of the cronut, explains what a perfect croissant looks, feels, tastes, and sounds like. Dominique is so passionate about achieving the perfect croissant that he has his bakers from all over the world—from Soho, to London, to the Upper West Side—send him photos of their croissants each day to make sure they’ve achieved a flaky honeycomb center. Click here for the recipe for Perfect Croissants: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zmzw3a/perfect-croissants-recipe Subscribe to Munchies here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-MUNCHIES All Munchies videos release a full week early on our site:…

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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. Check out the recipe here:…

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