Hey Happy Tummies!
I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful holiday week!
So I did something CRAZY on Monday morning.
I GOT. A. CRONUT!
Two to be exact. And not for me…because…I’m gluten free. I got them as a surprise for my parents when they picked me up at the airport. -- I am currently at our lake home in Wisconsin! (Remember, we had a fire here last summer?) Yep! We’re back and it’s all good!
Now if you’re scratching your head wondering what a cronut is, it is THE RAGE in NYC. It is cross between a croissant and a donut -- a donut made with croissant dough. (Get it? CRO-NUT – CROissant –DoughNUT – clever, right?) And you can only buy them at a teeny-tiny Soho bakery: they’ve been trademarked and patented. They only make 200 a day, and they sell out in minutes. And they’re 5 bucks apiece.
People go insane for them. They line up at 4:45am and the bakery opens at 8am. The line literally wraps around the block. Apparently, people scalp them for upwards of $75.
So my friend, Rob, and I went and braved the elements for a cronut! We were like, 6th in line. I had my luggage with me, because my flight left at 11am! There were 4 homeless guys ahead of us. They buy them, and then scalp them to people for mad cash, or sell their spots in line. I’m telling you – it was CRAZY. There were probably, no joke, 200 people in line. There’s a 2 cronut/per person limit, so you do the math.
The flavor in June was Lemon Maple. This month was Blackberry Lemon.
Check out this Buzzfeed article about them (It’s all pictures) – http://www.buzzfeed.com/arielknutson/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-cronut
Rob took some great action picsJ
They’re filled with wonderful goodness! Check out those layers!
So now the question that I’m sure you’re wondering: Did I cheat and have a bite?
The answer: NO! I can honestly say that all I did was smell them…..And look at them….And drool over them. :) haha
And here’s my thinking: I don’t really want to eat them. After not having sugar or gluten for over a year, my taste buds have changed. It would be a cruel joke to reintroduce that stuff to them. Right now, I’m happy just craving peaches and mangoJ
My parents were so surprised! I was so excited to give the cronuts to them. They came in a little gold box. I felt like Willy Wonka giving them the golden ticket:)
They said, and I quote, “Oh my gosh. This is the absolute best thing I’ve eaten in a long time!”
The thing about the cronuts is that since they’re made with croissant dough, they’re really airy and have lots of layers. And they’re stuffed with blackberry lemon cream.
My parents said they were really chewy and not overly sweet. They loved the texture and the chewiness.
Now to create a grain free version……haha…riiiiight….
Since I’m on vacation this week, I’ll be whipping up some delightful recipes! (There’s something about the fresh Wisconsin lake air that gets my creativity flowing!) I just made an INSANELY delicious dinner tonight….Recipe coming later this week!
Talk to you soon!
And thanks again, Rob, for being such a trooper and “cronutting” with me! You’re the best!