I don’t think that I could write about my Soho experiences without devoting a post to the Cronut. The Cronut has become an international sensation since its creation in 2013; and the bakery that sells the Cronut is located directly across the street from my apartment – which is not so great for my ass!
The Cronut is the unique creation and signature pastry of the Dominique Ansel Bakery. It is essentially a doughnut, made from croissant dough, fried in grape seed oil then rolled in sugar, filled with cream and topped with a glaze. And I have to say, it doesn’t suck. In fact, it is pretty divine. The question is, would I wait in a line 50 deep at 6am, in the bitter cold for a taste? The answer is no, which is why my best friend and I, sent her children out, to do so – God bless their little hearts!
But as the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm and their first attempt ended in failure because the Cronuts sell out each morning by 9:30. So the very next day, the kids left nothing to chance and rose with the roosters to be first in line at 5:45am.
The bakery is small and its space doesn’t lend itself to mass production, so Dominique Ansel limits each cronut order to two cronuts per customer. This also serves well in keeping the demand high and so the mania continues. But it’s more than hype. Dominique Ansel is true artisan and his passion can be tasted in every delectable bite. His creations are unique and he continues to innovate creating other delectable treats such as the Cookie Shot and the Frozen S’more. Mmmm mmmm.