Hungry for a Cronut? Make your own in 10 minutes or less. Yes, it can be done and couldn’t be easier.
Hey Everyone! Did this week fly by or is it just me? Friday kind of snuck up on me and I can hardly believe the weekend is already here. Not that I’m complaining or anything.
Since time has elapsed quicker for me this week, I actually found myself struggling to get things done. I always try to squeeze as many things into my days as I possibly can. Somehow there just weren’t enough hours in the day. It got to the point where I even found it hard to make time for food. Which, um, never ever happens.
I don’t care what’s going on, I don’t forget to eat or find a couple of minutes to throw something delicious together. I have never been able to relate to those that don’t remember to eat for hours on end. But this week was different.
Which definitely got me thinking and eventually led me to share these ridiculously simple cronuts with you. Because no matter what’s going on in your life, you should always find a way to make time for something special!
I have been wanting to make actual cronuts for what seems like forever now. But after making homemade chocolate croissants a little while ago, I couldn’t bring myself to give croissant dough (the base for cronuts) another go. Especially while being in such a time crunch. So naturally my thoughts wandered to crescent rolls (a pastry that’s also packed with butter just like croissants) or more specific crescent dough. You know, the refrigerated kind you can find at your grocery store? Yep, that one. After recently discovering that they now make seamless sheets, I stocked up knowing that I’d find something to make with them soon. Little did I know just how soon.
So this “recipe” is not at all homemade. Can I get away with semi-homemade? Either way, I am perfectly fine with semi-homemade as long as it tastes anything like these delights :).
And no matter how busy your are or what your skill level in the kitchen is, I promise you can pull them off. Rolling out the dough, folding it a couple of times and cutting out doughnut shapes, you’ve got this. Even the glaze comes together in mere seconds. And you won’t believe what a freshly fried cronut dipped in this wonderful glaze will do to your taste buds.
I have zero regrets about posting this easy as can be recipe :). You need it in your life.
P.S. If you’re wondering what cronuts are, they’re a mix between doughnuts and croissants. Also known as the best thing eva!
Have a fantastic weekend, friends!
- 1 8 oz. seamless crescent dough sheet
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1. Roll out dough sheet on your work surface. Fold in half and then fold again. Using a rolling pin, slightly and carefully roll out the folded dough sheet until you can cut out 3 (3 1/2 inch) doughnut shapes out of the dough. Reroll the scraps and cut out 2 additional doughnut shapes.
- 2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until it reaches 350 degrees F. Fry doughnuts 1-2 minutes per side or until golden. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
- 3. While the cronuts are slightly cooling, prepare the glaze by whisking together the sugar and milk until smooth. Dip cronuts into the glaze, let sit for a couple of minutes (to let the glaze set) and enjoy.
- Cronuts are best when enjoyed immediately.