I really did my research on these new cronuts. I love the idea of them and I thank the creator and owner of cronuts. Cronuts were founded by Chef Chef Dominique Ansel. This chef is creative and amazing!! Click on this link for more info on Chef Ansel and about cronuts. http://dominiqueansel.com/cronut-101/
Okay now for the fun part!! As I was creating my very own cronuts, I came up with something different. We all know cronuts as a sweet and flavorful pastry, right?? While driving down to San Francisco yesterday with two friends of mine, as I was sitting in the car and talking to my friends about cronuts, my friend Leilani gave me a great idea! She said, can you make a cronut in the oven? I thought, sure, what a great idea. Except, cronuts are all about frying them in oil, and getting all the crunchy layers. After a fun day in San Francisco, celebrating my friend’s birthday, I thought about that cronut idea all night. I said to myself, why not make a spanakopita cronut?? (Savory cronuts would taste great too.) Not only did I make a spanakopita cronut in the oven, but I made a baklava chocolate filled cronut as well.
After you have prepared the filling, take one piece of the dough, and place a heaping teaspoon of the spanakopita filling in the center of the dough. Add another circle piece of the dough over the first, and fold over, and seal with your fingers. Make sure to seal around the rim of the dough. (You can add a little egg wash around the rim, to seal as well.)
Next, repeat the process until you have filled up a baking sheet. Make sure to grease the baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees or 200 Celsius. Egg wash the top of these pastries, and then place in the oven. Cook until golden brown on top.
Here you have some yummy pastries. You can do a chocolate, walnut, and cinnamon mixture, which really goes great with these.
Don’t be afraid to get creative with these cronuts, and you can make them sweet or savory. 🙂