|Bavarian Chocolate Cronut from Divine Cakes and Desserts.
(I kinda ate the chocolate topping before I took my photo.)
[ Right photo credits to Divine Cakes and Desserts Website]
Donuts + Croissants = Cronuts.
“Cronuts are a croissant–doughnut pastry invented and trademarked by Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City. The pastry is made by frying a laminated dough in grape seed oil. The fried pastry is then sugared, filled, and glazed.” Wikipedia
Recently Divine Cakes and Desserts, in Canterbury, has released their new product called Cronuts. I heard about them through the grape vine (MoreFM Radio) while driving to university with my mum these past few weeks. Today I heard the ad again and I said to myself, “You know what, I had better go buy myself one of these to see if they are really as good as the seem to be.” So this morning on my way to uni I stopped off at Northlands Mall, as usual, and picked one up for myself. As you can see from the photo at the beginning of my post I chose to get the Bavarian Chocolate covered cronut with vanilla custard creme filling and cinnamon & sugar coating. (Also available with a salted caramel topping). For $4 I think I got myself a good wee deal but what really mattered was the taste.
Now I have to tell you that I do quite like donuts and croissants on their own. However when it comes to croissants there is only a few different ways I like them. Warmed up with a bit of nutella spread or eaten with a freshly made coffee, mocha or hot chocolate. On their own I don’t quite love them. Also when it comes to plain cinnamon & sugar donuts, I really only like to eat the small ones as the large ones are a bit too much for me to handles. When you take this into account I really have to say that I am not all to fussed with these cronuts. I think they look fabulous, but for me the best parts were the vanilla custard creme filling and the Bavarian Chocolate topping.
The texture of the inside was exactly what you would expect from a croissant although the shape and outside looked like a doughnut. I found this rather intriguing and would love to know how it is accomplished! The vanilla custard creme filling kept thecronut from being too dry to eat and tasted very creamy and delicious. The Bavarian chocolate topping had the perfect amount of sugar in it as it wasn’t overwhelmingly sweet as you sometimes get with chocolate topping. It was really smooth and soft which meant it stuck to the bag, hence the eating of the topping before photo was taken. All in all I think the whole thing was rather well made and I can really appreciate the technical aspects and skill that goes into making a pastry food such asCronuts.
If you LOVE donuts and croissants I think this would be perfect for you, but for me I think I could only handle a mini one. This was actually the first thing I have bought from Divine but I will definitely try something new out from their store sometime soon in the future. If I had to rate Cronuts I would probably give them a 3/5. Comment below and tell me your thoughts on Cronuts!