Remember the cronut, that deliciously flaky king of pastries that launched a thousand people waiting in line for hours? Although the obsession with Dominique Ansel’s croissant-doughnut hybrid has died down a fair bit, you may want to pay attention again.
The good folks over at Dude Foods have created a pizza cronut: a stack of croissant doughnuts layered with melted cheese and topped with cheese and pepperoni. The result is a savory, pizza-fied version of the original pastry that everyone was talking about in 2013.
The Dude Foods reporter describes his process as such: He cut croissant dough into little circles, poked holes in the middle, stacked them with shredded cheese in between, and then deep-fried the layers for about a minute until golden-brown. Then he topped the whole thing with pizza sauce, even more cheese, and mini pepperoni, and baked it in the oven for about seven minutes on 350 degrees F.
If you want to try making your own pizza cronut, check out the hypnotizing and informative video below: