This easy to make recipe for homemade “cronuts” might just make you the most popular neighbor on the block. Topped with a sweet maple icing, these flaky croissant-donuts are guaranteed to please. Get creative with the toppings – nutella, jam, vanilla icing, it’s all good.
from: ben rayl
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- puff pastry - 2 8 oz (250 g) rectangles
- flour - for dusting
- vegetable oil - enough to fill a medium skillet about 2
- powdered sugar - 1 cup
- milk - 1 tbsp
- maple syrup - 2 - 3 tbsp
- On a well floured surface, lay the pastry sheets together, one on top of the other - lining up the edges. Use a rolling pin to roll them out a little - so they stick together.
- Fold in 1/3 from the left, then 1/3 on top from the right, lining up the edges well, so the rectangle is 1/3 of the original size. Use your rolling pin to roll this smaller rectangle out to the original size. Fold the sides in again and repeat this process for a total of 4 times.
- Use a biscuit cutter to cut 6 - 8 doughnuts from the dough, then a smaller round cutter to cut out the center.
- Heat the oil over medium heat, until when you drop in a scrap of dough it rises quickly to the top.
- Fry the doughnuts in the oil about 2 minutes, or until browned, then turn over gently to cook the other side. Remove and drain on paper towels.
- To make the icing, whisk the milk into the powdered sugar, then add maple syrup until it reaches the desired consistency.