After my cakepop and Oreo cupcake recipes it was only a question of time when I would be posting a Cronut recipe. When I first heard of Cronuts a few weeks ago I knew it was the perfect thing to try out and share with you and today my sister and I finally had the time to spring in action. Here is the result of our Cronut adventure:
500g croissant dough
vegetable oil (enough to cover the cronuts in a cooking pot)
1 sachet blancmange powder (+ what it takes you to prepare the blancmange like milk and sugar)
granulated sugar (to cover the cronuts) and sugar powder (to prepare the sugar icing)
optional: food colouring and decoration
How to proceed:
1. Put the dough on a floured table and press possible perforations together. Fold the dough from both sides so you get 3 layers. Roll out the dough and repeat so at the end you have 9 layers. Take a water glass and a schnaps glass or use a donut cutter to get the right shape.
2. Heat the oil (all cronut recipes said that the oil needs to be around 170-190°C but we worked best with 80-90°C) and put the cronuts inside. Keep an eye one the cronuts and remove them from the oil after they get a nice golden brown colour. This shouldn´t be the case too quickly, otherwise the dough will still be raw inside the cronuts.
3. While you do this prepare the blancmange with the help of the instructions on the blancmange powder sachet.
4. Put the finished cronuts on paper towel and let them cool down. Then you can fill them with the cool blancmange with the help of a piping bag or something similar. Now cover the cronuts with the granulated sugar and use the sugar powder, some water and the food colouring of your choice to make a sugar icing. Decorate the cronuts as you wish.
Making the cronuts wasn't quite as hard as I thought but finding the right oil temperature is a bit complicated. When the oil isn´t hot enough the cronuts will turn out really greasy but otherwise they won't be well-done but all black on the outside. You'll have to see what works best for you.
Have you been able to eat cronuts yet? Were they bought or self-made? Do you have any suggestions on my oil problem?