Amy’s Bread Introduces the Kreme-Amann and Other Fall Delights

Amy’s Bread, New York’s favorite bakery, has new offerings for the fall, including the Kreme-Amann, a creamy twist on a classic French pastry.

American diners are falling in love with the kouign-amann, a rich and flaky pastry long beloved in Brittany. Now, the bakers at Amy’s Bread have added their own sweet touch to create the new Kreme-Amann. The treats are filled with vanilla cream and offered with a choice of toppings: Salty Caramel (from Spoonables), Raspberry Jam (Beth’s Farm Kitchen) or Salted Apple Butter (Anarchy in a Jar). All toppings are locally sourced.

With a name formed from Breton words for “cake” and “butter,” the kouign-amann has become a new favorite in restaurants and bakeries across the USA. One tradition holds that a baker with extra dough invented the rich pastry in the 1800s by adding in sugar and butter to create something new and sweet, and it has been loved by generations in this charming northwestern corner of France.

“In creating the Kreme-Amann, we thought the addition of a vanilla pastry cream would make the crisp buttery layers of pastry even more delicious,” said Amy Scherber, owner and founder of Amy’s Bread. “We add the pastry cream when you order, so the pastry stays light and flaky. You can enjoy it as is, or add another layer of flavor with a drizzle of caramel or jam.”

Fans of chocolate can enjoy the Brooklyn Blackout Cake. With three layers of chocolate cake, a dark chocolate pastry cream, chocolate silk frosting and chocolate cake crumbs, this is a chocolate lover’s dream. First served in Brooklyn, the cake is named for the blackout drills performed by the Civilian Defense Corps during Word War II. Streetlights were turned off, windows covered and people were told to move to inside when drills went into effect. The darkness made it harder for the enemy to locate targets from the air.

The Kreme-Amann and the Brooklyn Blackout Cake are now available at The Pantry by Amy’s Bread, located in Hell’s Kitchen.

Amy’s Bread has another delicious new offering this season, a mini version of their popular lemon cake. Lemon Mousseline Cupcakes, moist buttermilk cake filled with a sweet and tangy lemon custard and finished with a luscious lemon buttercream. The cupcakes are offered at all Amy’s Bread locations.

About Amy’s Bread
A pioneer of the artisan baking movement in New York City, Amy’s Bread operates three bakery cafes in Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea Market and Greenwich Village, two kiosks at the New York Public Library (5th Ave at 42nd St. and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza), as well as The Pantry by Amy’s bread, a specialty shop in Hell’s Kitchen offering locally sourced delights that pair deliciously with bread. The company specializes in handmade, traditional breads as well as sandwiches, sweets, and old-fashioned layer cakes made with the freshest natural ingredients. Amy’s Bread supplies more than 200 of the city’s top restaurant and specialty food stores and also offers online catering, local deliveries and shipping nationwide. More information:


Helen Patrikis