A few months ago, I saw a post from one of my favorite YouTube chefs, Byron Talbott, of a Cronut, and even though I had heard of the term before I hadn’t really had the chance of seeing it up close.
But you might be asking yourself what is a Cronut? Well, a Cronut is the perfect combination of a sweet donut and a flaky croissant. It was created by the Dominique Ansel bakery in New York, to later become a trend.
The Cronuts are filled and glazed like donuts, but in a lighter version, which for me is perfect since I am a big, big, big fan of Pain au Chocolat, or commonly known as Chocolate filled Croissants.
Byron´s recipe and video only made me more curious of not only knowing but tasting a Cronut and since I like cooking and baking, I bravely decided to follow his recipe and master the art of a Cronut…let me tell you…that didn’t happen. It’s not that the recipe didn’t turn out right or anything it’s just that I never got around doing it!
So broken hearted I decided that I would have to wait till an upcoming trip in order to search for my Cronut.
But, to my surprise I didn’t have to wait that long and I didn’t have to travel or anything. I found my cronut fix locally! And in the place where I least expected it.
While doing some shopping at Super Selectos I walked to their bakery section (which is really good by the way) and while waiting for my bread I noticed a tray of freshly made pastry was being taken to the counter. Something that resembled like a donut .Could it be..?? Yes!! They were Cronuts! Or “Cronas”, which is the name Selectos gave them.
They have a wide variety of fillings to choose from: Chocolate, Dulce de Leche, Cream Cheese, Bavarian Cream, Nutella, Strawberries & Cream and Cinnamon Sugar.
I decided to give them a try and bought 2, one Dulce de Leche and one Nutella. They were freshly made, and delicious, the pastry was light and flaky, and they are really filled to the brim! You bite into it and the yummy filling comes oozing out. Totally worth it! And..for our benefit Super Selectos bakes them! Which makes them a little bit healthier.
The price is around $0.50 – $0.60 (cheaper than a donut) and you can find them in most
of their stores!