Friday, June 7, 2013

Today's Craving - I want a Cronut!

I follow Dominique Ansel on Instagram and twitter, he also happens to be the owner of my favourite bakery Dominique Ansel Bakery in SoHo New York. It will remain on my NY must eats list (see NY Must Eats list here) and of course I love his made to order madeleines, see my post on heaven in Dominique Ansel here. About a month ago Dominique started Instagramming the Cronut which peaked my interest. I thought I'd share a few pictures of Dominique's Cronuts, to share in the craving.

The Cronut must be the perfect breakfast pastry decadent and sinful treat paired with a cuppa or so I imagine. What is a Cronut? It's half Croissant and half Donut. Layers of flaky croissant pastry deep fried ala doughnut and filled with a "custard" cream topped with a glaze. It reminds me of my favourite doughnut, the boston creme only better. I'll call it the Boston Creme's sexy second cousin.

Rose Vanilla Cronut

Undressed Cronut

Lemon Maple Cronut cross section

@Tastyones (Woolworths' Taste Magazine twitter handle) tweeted that Jason Bakery in Cape Town has made a couple of Cronuts this morning. Can a Jozi bakery get on it though?! or I may need to get Cronuts flown in from Jason Bakery, can you spell O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D

This pastry even has a movement Home of the Cronutophiles, I kid you not. All I'm saying is give me a cronut so I know it's real!


  1. Jozi needs this. I need this. NOW

    1. Tell me about it, I need to convince a patisserie to bake a batch