Recipe: Variation on a Cronut

  • Updated: June 26, 2013 - 2:45 PM

Homemade “Cronuts” √

Makes 10, plus doughnut holes.

Note: This recipe is adapted from Edd Kimber, a London baker who blogs at theboywhobakes.co.uk. He calls these Lemon and Vanilla Fauxnuts. You’ll have to start the recipe the day before you want to fry these as the dough needs resting time. Instant yeast also is called bread machine or rapid-rise yeast.

Croissant dough:

• 1/4 c. milk

• 1/4 c. water

• 1 c. all-purpose flour

• 1 c. bread flour

• 2 tsp. instant yeast

• 2 tbsp. granulated sugar

• 1/4 tsp. salt

10 tbsp. (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, diced and chilled

Lemon sugar:

• 1/3 c. granulated sugar

• Zest of 1 lemon

Glaze

Lemon juice, freshly squeezed

• 1 c. powdered sugar

Pastry cream filling:

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