Easter eggs, hot cross buns and simnel cake; they’re all old hat. It’s time we shook up the foods we eat at Easter and we think that cronuts are the perfect candidate for a seasonal makeover. If you think about it, they tick all the boxes. They’re modern, nest-shaped and super tasty.
What’s a cronut?
If you haven’t yet experienced the cronut then you’re in for a treat. It’s one of those mad food mash-ups that shouldn’t work but totally does. It’s a cross between a croissant and a doughnut, taking the best bits from these two delicious pastries. Cronuts are exactly the kind of thing you could end up with after experimenting with the Snack Collection.
The first thing to do if you’re a cronut virgin is to master the skill of making basic cronuts. Check out this post from Sorted that shows you exactly what needs to be done. It can take a while, but it’ll be totally worth it when you’re serving fresh cronuts this Easter.
Up your cronut game
Usually, you could get away with a dusting of sugar or cinnamon on your cronut or even some water icing, but it’s Easter and that calls for more. Get the kids involved and go all out with your decorating. Furnish them with mini eggs, Easter chicks and coloured icing to make the most of the nest shape and let their creativity run wild.
Time to get more adventurous
As well as topping your cronuts, you can also start to make variations with all sorts of ingredients baked in. For example, Pudding Lane makes these super on-trend rose cronuts that look so pretty with pink icing and rose petals sprinkled on top.
Get in on the activated charcoal game, with these adventurous charcoal and blood orange cronuts from Patisserie Makes Perfect. They may look more suitable for Halloween than Easter, but they’ll certainly make a statement on your dinner table.
Easter and chocolate go hand-in-hand, so upping the cocoa content on your cronuts could be the way to go. These banana and chocolate ones from Fine Dining Lovers are also vegan, so it’s a win-win in the kitchen.
Go completely out there
So, this is going to sound completely crazy, but bear with us. Here at Tefal we love the trend for mixing up the sweet and the savoury and think that hole in the middle of the cronut is just perfect for popping an egg in.
You could turn your cronut in to any of the classic breakfast egg dishes – from eggs benedict to eggs royale – with just a little bit of ham or smoked salmon. And if you’re not on board with this idea, then just remind yourself that croissants are typically served at breakfast time and are often savoury with ham and cheese in them.
However you like your cronuts, give them a go this Easter. We’re convinced they were made for this time of year.