I don't quite remember why, but I distinctly remember the craze that surrounded Cronuts when they were first created way back in 2013. It is certainly telling when British TV crews were sent stateside to cover what had been going on in a small bakery in New York.
Essentially, the 'Cronut' is a hybrid of the French favourite croissant, and the American favourite doughnut. Invented by Dominique Ansel, it was initially launched without much fanfare. It wasn't until it was blogged about in Grub Street that suddenly every New Yorker wanted to try one, resulting in hour long queues, and rival inventions from other bakeries.
Although it was a secret at the time, Ansel has since released the recipe of the hit snack, but be warned, the process is not for the amateur baker
Have you ever heard or even had a Cronut before? Would you be tempted to make one yourself?