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Thread: Cronuts - How to give your arteries a good workout.

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    Cronuts - How to give your arteries a good workout.

    I used to live with a guy who worked in the new world bakery, when they started making cronuts i snagged the recipe from him.

    Fair warning, it is a little bit involved but the end result is well worth the effort.
    The measurements are key here as we're dealing pastry so make sure you've got scales handy.

    For the cronuts

    milk 60ml
    warm water 65ml
    yeast 6g
    cold, diced butter 150g
    plain flour 125g
    strong flour (also called cake flour, easy to find at most supermarkets, no you can't omit it) 125g
    caster sugar 30g
    1/2 tsp salt

    For the filling (Creme patissiere)

    4 egg yolks
    caster sugar 100g
    plain flour, sifted 25g
    1 vanilla pod, with a line scored down the side, or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    milk 350 ml

    For the cronuts themselves, add the milk, water and yeast to a bowl and whisk. Leave to sit to bloom.
    Put all the dry ingredients in a food processor and pulse a couple of times, you do not i repeat DO NOT want the butter totally combined, you want some chunks left in there or the dough won't rise.

    Add the wet ingredients to the dry and gently combine, don't work it too much, put it in the fridge for an hour to relax the gluten.
    Roll it out to the size of an a4 sheet of paper, take each end of the dough and fold it to the center, and then roll out to a4 size again, repeat this step 3 times.
    Wrap in clingfilm and put the dough in the fridge for at least 4 hours.

    Roll it out to a half inch thickness or there abouts, and use 2 cookie cutters to make the doughnut shape.
    Leave to rise on a baking sheet, covered for 2 hours before frying.
    Heat up some oil to 170 degrees and deep fry each for about 4-6 minutes, turning after each minute. they will puff up substantially.
    Dust with cinnamon/vanilla sugar or glaze them, up to you.

    For the filling

    Whisk yolks and sugar in a bowel until light in colour and thick then add the flour.
    Put the vanilla pod or essence in a pot with the milk and bring it slowly up to the boil As soon as it boils take it off the heat, you NEED to use full fat milk here, even richer stuff like silver or gold top is even better otherwise boiling it will split it.
    Spoon some of the hot milk into the egg and whisk vigorously before adding the rest of the milk to the eggs to avoid curdling.
    Return to the heat and bring it to a boil, whisking THE WHOLE TIME. It should take around 2 minutes to thicken.
    Quickly remove it from the heat and put the pot in a bowl full of ice to stop it cooking.

    Cool it completely, put in a syringe and inject it into your cronuts.

    Done!

    I am not responsible for any heart failure whilst eating these
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    Printed for next baking day, cheers

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    I was dribbling reading that

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    A cafe I go to has started selling them. Every time I think this can't be good for me

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    They're a special treat food, that's for sure.
    "A party without cake is just a meeting" - Juila Child

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    I was dribbling reading that
    I am dribbling watching this fine looking Doris at the airport Gibo. I guess it is horses for courses eh mate.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angus_A View Post
    They're a special treat food, that's for sure.
    Should be compulsory consumption at old folks homes Angus. Just trying to pave the way to future happiness.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    You keep mentioning her but none of us have reason to beleive you have any taste without photographic evidence
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    Tush and fey, Angus...vanilla essence/extract in Creme Patisserie...tabernac!!!!
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    Of course vanilla bean is preferred but hey, they're expensive and not everyone has access to them. So whatever works.
    "A party without cake is just a meeting" - Juila Child

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    I guess it is horses for courses eh mate.
    Rushy, that expression confounds me...I do not get it...
    ...amitie, respect mutuel et amour...

    ...le beau et le bon, cela rime avec Breton!...

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    Ha ha ha ha yep its use today is far from its origins relating to racehorses performing better at racecourses that suited them.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

 

 

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