I’ve been asking myself why I kept lo0king and posting about this little deep fried cronut. I have to admit, I’m a fan of croissant. I actually couldn’t care less about burger buns or bear paws but when there’s something related to croissants, I have to pick it up. For anyone who thinks that croissant is just a bread or pastry that magically has layers in it, then maybe you need to know that there’s no magic in it. Or that the magic is actually crafted by the baker, with layers of tlc, butter and dough laminated a few times over a couple of hours.
So when cronut was hyped up, I had to check it out. Ok because the name Cronut has been trademarked by Dominique Ansel (the original founder of Cronut) in the States, you see alot of other names like dossaints, crodos, zonuts, klonut, etc etc. So this hybrid of Croissant and Doughtnut, somewhat just reinvented modern pastries. Like mixing 2 pastry dough to create something new. Who would have thought of that!!
After trying them in Dessert Storm, Publika. I’ve made way to Delectable by Su at The Gardens Mall to my share of Cronut!
This one is indeed similar to a croissant dough and is yeasted.
Su offers 3 flavours between now till 30th July 2013, everyday at 12noon onwards.
Didn’t realize it’s until 30th July only… go try!
These Delectable Donuts are priced at RM 10. They are HUGE. I would say, my palm size. Uhm, my palms are quite big cause I have chubby hands, but it’s like the size of regular doughnuts.
Filled with silky lemon cream and topped with a hint of tangy strawberry coulis and slices of fresh strawberries
A twist with Malaysian favourite; Kaya!
I had the Caramel Praline, with a vanilla creme patisserie filled in and a drizzle of caramel across caramelzied almond,pistachio, hazelnuts, and macadamia nuts.
The Delectable donuts are very crispy on the outside. I bought it quite fresh, at about 1pm, so It still retains its crispiness. As we know, deep fried pastries tend to turn soft after xx hours. So anyone wanna buy it at 9pm and see how it is ? hehe
So are cronuts here to stay or just a fad ?
I sure do hope no one comes out selling them with overused deep frying oil, or adding additives to make them crispy because I think, it’s better for the cronut to be slightly soft inside, maybe a little chewy, and not crispy all the way through. It should also not be cloyingly hard to eat (anything deep fried can sometimes be too oily.. )
Ok now, let me try making my own…
Delectable Donuts are available at
Delectable Treats, LG K25B (In front of Cold Storage), The Gardens Mall
Price per pc : RM 10
Period : From 12pm onwards, limited quantities. until 30th July
(Photos are taken from Delectable’s FB page unless stated with watermark.)