What are hybrid foods?
Hybrid foods bring together the best of both worlds in a novelty food item. You may have heard of some of them, such as the Cruffin and the Duffin, the Cragel and the Cretzel, the Macaringue and the Crookie. And, of course, the infamous Cronut.
What is a cronut?
The Cronut is a hybrid pastry invented by New York City pastry chef Dominique Ansel in 2013; its name is a portmanteau of croissant and doughnut. So while the Cronut may be shaped like a doughnut, the pastry inside is like that of a croissant.
What does a Cronut taste like?
Unsurprisingly, a Cronut tastes a lot like a croissant but you can imagine you’re eating a doughnut.
Can you make a cronut?
The Cronut’s creator, Dominique Ansel has released the official recipe but it’s not for the fainthearted. Home baking a Cronut will take you about three days. But if you are committed and you absolutely cronut be dissuaded, doughnut start baking until you have read this article by Ariel Knutson on thekitchn.com.