Cronuts

The Cronut is about as elusive as a yeti or the loch ness monster. The croissant/doughnut hybrid was created in New York. There are just a handful of bakeries in WA that have attempted to replicate what some say is the “next big thing”. I headed down to Prague Bakery at Kingsley Village Shopping Centre, to check them out. They had a few varieties of Pronut (The word “Cronut” has been copyrighted by it’s creator).

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We tried the Chocolate Pronut (filled with ganash) and the Jam pronut. They were very sweet and indulgent. Admittedly, I wasn’t wow-ed by them. Don’t get me wrong, they were nice, but I think they’ve perhaps been a little hyped-up? They were much crispier than I had imagined – coupled with the thought of how much fat I was consuming – I’m not sure I enjoyed them that much. The Prague Bakery is a lovely little bakery though and I tried a few other things from their baked goods selection. Much of their product is traditional to the Czech Republic and I’d never heard of a lot of it before.  We tried a traditional sweet bun, with ricotta and almonds. They were very fresh and delicious.

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I’m not sure if the Cronut will catch on, but I’m glad I tried it and we found some eastern European delights too.

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