What is a Cronut?


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A Cronut is a pastry that is a hybrid of a donut and a croissant. It was created by Dominique Ansel and was first launched on May 10, 2013.

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The Cronut is an internationally registered trademark of the Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City. Cronuts are prepared using a laminated dough that is first proofed, then fried in grapeseed oil at a specific temperature. A cooked Cronut is finished by being rolled in sugar, filled with cream and topped with a glaze. The Cronut became a huge success following its introduction, resulting in imitations by bakeries around the world.

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