I was watching my favorite morning show, The Today Show, recently and heard a “Year in Review” segment on popular new buzz words of 2013. The word cronut was in the top ten. I had never heard of such a word and when I learned it involved a new food trend, I was on it! Where did I go first? The world-wide web, of course. I was quickly educated with words and pictures of “what sounded like and looked like” a delicious, beautiful pastry. Did I convince myself I had to make these pastries, which are a cross between a croissant and doughnut? It didn’t take long! I searched for recipes and came upon these very interesting and well-made videos which offered tips and tricks for successful cronut making. You must watch these videos! I kept playing and pausing them while I prepared my first cronuts.
How to Make Cronuts: Part I
How to Make Cronuts: Part II
A disclosure statement from me: I went a little overboard with pictures of my “making cronuts” experience. Please bear with me! There are a lot of them! Making cronuts was a very long process, therefore deserving a lot of visuals. It was a bright, cheery day in my kitchen…perfect for taking pictures. Oh, by the way…My first “making cronuts” experience was a SUCCESS! My grandchildren will be happy when I make cronuts again, because they loved them!!
And last but not least…I give total credit to Dominique Ansel, as he is the creator of the Cronut. Thank you!