“We have cronuts”, the guys at my local coffee shop excitedly told me this morning. Of course I had to try one of them. Twelve hours later, it was still a mistake.
What is a cronut?
Cronut is the brand name of a croissant-doughnut pastry sold by Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City, conceived by chef Dominique Ansel. The pastry is made by frying a laminated dough in grape seed oil, which is then sugared, filled, and glazed. The name is a registered trademark of Ansel’s bakery.The Boston Globe described the Cronut as a “food portmanteau”.In December of 2013, TIME Magazine named Ansel’s pastry as one of the “25 Best Inventions” of 2013.