The Village Baking Company Opens New Retail Spot (Amazing Food Photos Included)
The Village Baking Company "Boulangerie" (which is a fancy French way of saying it's a fancy French bakery) has opened a new retail storefront at 5531 E. University in what used to be a Whole Foods bakery. Inside, this small bakery has a whiff of quaint charm and looks like it's been overflowing with loaves of sourdough and pastries for decades.
The Village Baking Company delivers fresh bread to local restaurants, but their loyal following has been building at area farmers' markets in Coppell, Frisco, McKinney, Keller and the White Rock Local Market. The new storefront is an opportunity for customers to drop by at other times. For now they're only open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (After you see the pictures on the next page, you'll agree only being opened three days a week is borderline criminal based on the grounds of cruel and unusual punishment.)
This is a kouign amman (pronounced "queen ah-man"), and it tasted like the sunrise. No, seriously, it tasted like sunrise on a farm surrounded by lush green fields where fresh butter is churned daily. No, it wasn't about taste. It was about experiencing euphoria through food. These succulent muffin-shaped croissants with layers of butter-laced angel wings tucked inside are quite possibly the most amazing thing I've ever eaten.
Here's a more detailed description of the kouign amman provided by Jasmine at Village Baking Company:
"It is a round crusty salted-Carmel-butter cake made with a rich dough containing layers of salted butter and sugar folded in. The pastry is baked slowly until the buttery layers and the sugar caramelizes. The name comes from the Breton word for cake (kouign) and butter (amann). The specialty pastry originated from a town in the west of France, Douarnenez."
The only bit of bad news is that they don't open until Thursday at 8 a.m. See? Cruel and unusual punishment.