A big part of getting used to the culture and everyday life of the USA is very much linked to new food experiences. The latest taste test / food review is for The Cronut, a combination of croissant and doughnut … and when I first heard about it I thought it was a great idea.
The ‘cronut’ was invented by the French chef Dominique Ansel in New York and has become a very well known hybrid of a croissant and doughnut.
Hubby and I did not get one from New York, which I am sure is THE one to try, but we got ours from a local bakery that makes them!
The Taste Test
Very similar in taste to a glazed doughnut but with a flakier texture which added a crispy element to the first bite – it is sweet, doughy and tastes great. The croissant style dough makes for a lighter feel when eating it (which is bad as I could have eaten two) and does seem to have a slightly buttery overtone to it (or I could have been imagining it) which was lovely.
A really lovely treat – sweet, doughy with a crispy, flaky texture. I really enjoyed it!
Have you tried a cronut or been to Ansel’s New York bakery and had one? What would you like to see me try next?