The cronut is getting a lot of attention these days. It’s a sensation in NYC and we wish we could get our hands on one. Luckily for us Megan Elliott of Lush to Blush baked up her own version of the cronut. So for those of you who can’t try this new hit, you can make your own cronut inspired treat at home!
“Yes, you read that right. A cronut is a combination of the two most amazingly delicious pastries in the world: the croissant and the donut. This craze came about in NYC and took the city by storm overnight. The newest breakfast/dessert fusion food was first introduced by Dominique Ansel Bakery in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood a couple of weeks ago. He made 50 and they sold out quicker than a 1997 Spice Girls concert. The next morning there was a line outside and the cronut craze was born. Unfortunately, I don’t have the extra cash, or time, to fly to NYC and wait in line for 2+ hours for my chance at scoring a cronut. (Btdubz, people are selling these things on Craigslist for like $50 and higher. For realz.) So I decided to try my hand at making my own. And after much trial and error (but is there really ever “error” when cronuts are involved?), I must say, it ended up being delish. Here’s how I did it.” — Megan Elliot