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Forget Cupcakes. Now It’s Cronuts We’re Craving

Posted By Candy Sagon On July 3, 2013 @ 1:48 pm In Bulletin Today,Personal Health | Comments Disabled

Cronut [1]The latest craze in cute, sugary, hand-held treats? The Cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid invented by Dominique Ansel of Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York.

It’s fried like a doughnut, but has the flaky, buttery layers of a croissant, according to the bakery’s Cronut 101 [2]. The food blog TheKitchn [3] has a mouthwatering photo of a pink-iced, blackberry-filled Cronut and photos of the line around the block to buy them.

The bakery only makes a limited amount of the $5 treats each day, which has spurred a $40-a-pop black market for the pastries, according to Fox News [4], as well as lots of imitators and haters.

Since the sweet treat was unveiled in May, dozens of Cronut-like pastries have popped up under such names as “Doissants,” “Crognets,” “Dough’Ssants” and “Cro-Nots.” Ansel, who has trademarked his creation, says his bakery has even gotten threatening emails from competitors.

How many calories does a Cronut have? (Do you really want to know?) Ansel’s not saying exactly, but he told the Huffington Post [5] that he uses loads of butter in the dough, injects a cream filling in the middle, glazes the top, fries them in grapeseed oil and rolls them in sugar. Obviously, no one’s idea of a healthy snack.

To see how to make your own version at home using Pillsbury crescent rolls, check out this video [6]by Serious Eats, courtesy of the Huffington Post.

Photo: flickr.com [7]

 

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[1] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/cronut2.jpg

[2] Cronut 101: http://dominiqueansel.com/cronut-101/

[3] TheKitchn: http://www.thekitchn.com/here-is-the-blackberry-cronut-in-all-its-glory-191648

[4] Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/05/30/cronut-craze-has-sparked-40-pop-blackmarket-for-pastry/

[5] Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/05/cronut-calories_n_3390837.html

[6] video : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/18/cronut-recipe-easy_n_3454488.html

[7] flickr.com: http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/cronut/Recent

[8] Worst Restaurant Meal in America? Something Fishy: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/02/worst-restaurant-meal-in-america-something-fishy/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[9] If You’re Fat, Does It Mean You’re Ill? (Yes, Says AMA): http://blog.aarp.org/2013/06/21/if-youre-fat-does-it-mean-youre-ill-yes-says-ama/?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

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