How to make Cronuts -

Pastry dough shaped into doughnuts, deep-fried and coated with melted chocolate or with icing sugar.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Dark chocolate (डार्क चॉकलेट)

Cuisine : American

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Cronuts

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The cuisine of The United States is a rich amalgamation of peoples, religions and cultures thanks to the immigrants from different parts of the world.  They brought with them their local ingredients as well as cooking styles with them.  Yet amidst all these varieties Chinese and Italian cuisines dominate.  
During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Americans developed a number of new foods.  What characterised the American cuisine is the adaptation of a fusion of multiple ethnic cooking styles. During this period food production and presentation became more industrialised.

Prep Time : 2-2.30 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Cronuts Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 2½ cups + for dusting

  • Dark chocolate melted for coating

  • Milk 1 cup + 2-3 tablespoons

  • Sugar 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh yeast 1½ teaspoons

  • Butter 2 tablespoons + for spreading

  • Vanilla essence 1½ teaspoons + a few drops

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Icing sugar 2 tablespoons

  • Hazelnuts 4-5

Method

Step 1

Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Step 2

Heat 1 cup milk in a non-stick pan. Add sugar and cook till it melts.

Step 3

Take fresh yeast in a bowl. Add ¼ of the warm milk and mix well. Set aside for 1-2 minutes to activate.

Step 4

Add butter to remaining milk and whisk well.

Step 5

Sieve flour in a bowl. Add activated yeast, 1 egg yolk and 1½ teaspoons vanilla essence and mix well. Add milk mixture and knead into soft dough.

Step 6

Dust the worktop with some flour, place the dough and stretch. Cover the dough with cling film and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Step 7

Dust the worktop with some flour and roll out the dough into a thin rectangular sheet. Spread some butter over the sheet, make an E-fold and cover with cling film. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes. Repeat the process for 5 times.

Step 8

Dust the worktop with some flour, place the dough on it and roll out to make 1 inch thick sheet. Cut into roundels using a medium size cookie cutter. Create a hole in center using a small cookie cutter. Place the roundels on the baking tray and set aside in a warm place for 10 minutes.

Step 9

Heat sufficient oil in a pan. Deep-fry the roundels till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 10

Take icing sugar in a bowl. Add a few drops vanilla essence and 2-3 tablespoons milk and mix well.

Step 11

Coat one side of some cronuts in melted dark chocolate. Place all cronuts on the baking tray. Drizzle some of the icing sugar mixture over remaining cronuts. Roughly chop hazelnuts and put some over the chocolate coated cronuts.

Step 12

Serve.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.