Homemade Croissant-Doughnuts, Truffles and More DIY Treats
We know there's no substitute for the real thing—but these DIY versions come really, really close (and you can eat them in your pajamas).
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They're the croissant-doughnut hybrid that has New Yorkers lining up for hours
, even in a snowstorm, and copycat versions are popping up all over (even Gayle's a fan
). And while this take on the famed Cronut® from Lush to Blush
blogger Megan Elliott may not be an exact replica of the real thing—which consists of a croissant-like dough fried, rolled in sugar, filled with cream and topped with glaze—it's a lot easier to come by (as in, you can get everything you need at the supermarket without having to endure a three-hour wait). The secret ingredient is frozen puff-pastry dough. You brush each layer with an egg wash, and then cut the dough into doughnut-shaped pieces, bake and then deep fry them; and, just before gobbling them up, coat each one with the sugar glaze and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.
Get the recipe: DIY Croissant-Doughnut