If you are wondering what a Cronut is – where have you been? Cronuts are the latest food fad – basically deep fried croissant dough. Usually in the shape of a doughnut.
They were invented in New York by Chef Dominique Ansel and have become big news. Now, I wasn’t lucky enough to try one when we were in the Big Apple the other month. But you know me, where there’s a will there’s a way!
When I came across cans of croissant dough in the supermarket I thought why not give them a try myself? Then I looked online and saw that a lot of others had gotten the same idea! I wondered how I could change them up a bit, then it hit me.
Why not cut the croissant dough into triangles, like tortilla chips, fry it up and serve it with little pots of jam – or whatever 'condiment' I was in the mood of! Chips and dip have never been so decadent...
1 can of chilled croissant dough
Groundnut or other flavourless oil
100 grams of sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
Mix the sugar and cinnamon on a plate and set aside.
Open the can of chilled croissant dough and cut into tortilla chip sized triangles.
In a large saucepan pour the oil about two inches deep. Place on the heat and allow it to come up to 180oC. Keeping the heat steady, fry off three triangles at a time, turning over every now and again so each side is evenly brown.
Remove from the heat with a slotted spoon or tongs and place onto kitchen paper, to absorb any excess oil, for a few seconds. Then roll each dipper into the cinnamon sugar mix.
The hot, fluffy dippers are ready to enjoy, to eat on their own or to be dipped into strawberry jam (as I did), maple syrup, spread with a little PB? It’s up to you.
The dippers were delicious but filling – a very indulgent treat. If you give them a go – enjoy!!