Homemade Cronuts (Penn Appetit #3!)


A donut and a croissant walked into a bar……And soon after, their lovechild the cronut was born!

I challenge myself to bake almost all desserts, but I stop myself when it comes to frying. That means no donuts or churros for me, but obviously I strayed from my rule when it came to making cronuts. I had first tried one while out shopping because as sale promotion, the department store passed around a shiny platter of assorted cronuts. ( And I certainly didn’t pass up free dessert!) Since then, I’ve wanted to bake them at home, but with senior year and college applications, it’s pretty hard to find the time. Therefore, I found this amazingly quick and easy semi-homemade cronut recipe using Pillsbury crescent rolls. Because they act as croissant dough, you can just roll them out and instead cut them into a donut shape. After frying, it’s especially fun to decorate them with an assortment of icing, cinnamon sugar, sprinkles, etc.! Don’t let the cronut intimidate you..You must try it if you want a delicious treat that will impress yourself and all of your friends! Enjoy!

Recipe: How to Make a Cronut at Home!

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**NOTE: I topped mine with sprinkles and pink icing (make your own by mixing food coloring, milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract). I already felt guilty for eating such a decadent treat, so instead of filling the cronuts with pastry cream, I used instant vanilla pudding.


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