Cronuts – The Easy Way
Cronuts seemed like a daunting recipe, but I had heard so much about them that I wanted to try it. This recipe makes it easy to try your own cronuts. The simplicity lies in the use of premade crescent roll dough. Just roll out the dough, fold it in a few times and roll some more, and you are ready to create your cronut. How awesome is that? Awesome enough that I was able to whip these little babies up in no time flat. The entire assembly and cook time was less than 30 minutes.
I was in a hurry to get these made one morning so I could get the cleaned up done before I had to go to work. To keep things simple, I decided to just use powdered sugar for the frosting. I’ve always loved powdered sugar donuts, so this was an obvious choice. The trick to getting a nice even coat of sugar on the cronuts was to place them in a medium-sized paper bag with about a half of a cup to a cup of powdered sugar. Seal the top of the bag by folding it over and shake it a couple of times. Your cronuts will come out of the bag with a gorgeous white coating of powdered sugar.
Plain or Filled
If you love your donuts with filling you can use your favorite pudding to fill them. Just fill a zip lock bag with the pudding and squeeze it into a corner of the bag. Next, poke a small hole on 2 or 3 sides of the cronut. Then make a small cut in the corner of the bag where the filling will come out. Place the hole of the bag in the hole of the cronut and squeeze until the pudding just starts to come out the cronut hole. Repeat for all the holes and you will end up with a lovely pudding filled cronut.
Another great frosting to use on your cronuts a is a glaze. Here is a quick little recipe for a delicious glaze you can use on many desserts. Make sure that your cronuts are cooled to the touch before you glaze them. Otherwise you will end up with a melted mess of cronut goo.
- 1 1/2 c confectioners sugar
- 2 1/2 tbsp milk
- 1/4 tsp lime or vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp cornsyrup
Cronuts are a delicious and a great treat for a holidays or any special occasion.