We Now Have a Grilled Cheese ‘Cronut’ And the World May Never Be the Same
Of all the cronut imitators and spin-offs out there, including the Dunkin’ Donuts version, the Disney World version, and the wonut (that’s a waffle-doughnut for all you pastry hybrid novices), this one takes the cake. Behold: the grilled cheese crescent doughnut (technically it cannot be called a cronut because Ansel’s Bakery has trademarked the term). From the imagination of the Oh Bite It! blog comes this ooey-gooey creation: a fried, flaky crescent doughnut filled with melted Velveeta cheese. Excuse us, while we swallow a handful of Tums in preparation for this gluttonous lunch.
While the original Dominique Ansel cronut recipe involves 26 tablespoons of butter, is pages long, and takes 3 days to make, blogger Amy’s creation is much simpler and requires only two main ingredients: Pillsbury crescent rolls and American cheese. She cut her doughnuts from crescents into circles, layered them with slices of American cheese, and them deep-fried them to greasy, cheesy perfection. You can try it yourself here.
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi