Making Cronuts

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Making Cronuts
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on July 06, 2023


  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cup butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Cinnamon sugar, for coating


  1. In a small bowl, combine the warm water, yeast, and sugar. Stir to combine and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, and cardamom. Add the butter and mix with a pastry cutter or your hands until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Add the yeast mixture and the cream and mix until the dough comes together. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a 1/2-inch thickness. Cut out circles using a 3-inch biscuit cutter. Place the circles on a parchment-lined baking sheet and let rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Fry the circles in batches for 3 minutes per side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  6. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Cronuts were invented by pastry chef Dominique Ansel in 2013.
  • They are a combination of a croissant and a doughnut.
  • The original cronut was filled with a lemon-maple cream and topped with rose glaze.