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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
It’s fried like a doughnut, but has the flaky, buttery layers of a croissant, according to the bakery’s Cronut 101 . The food blog TheKitchn  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 , 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  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 by Serious Eats, courtesy of the Huffington Post.
Photo: flickr.com 
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 Cronut 101: http://dominiqueansel.com/cronut-101/
 TheKitchn: http://www.thekitchn.com/here-is-the-blackberry-cronut-in-all-its-glory-191648
 Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/05/30/cronut-craze-has-sparked-40-pop-blackmarket-for-pastry/
 Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/05/cronut-calories_n_3390837.html
 video : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/18/cronut-recipe-easy_n_3454488.html
 flickr.com: http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/cronut/Recent
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