Ever since the Dominique Ansel’s Bakery in Soho NYC invented the “Cronut” (a croissant-donut hybrid), I knew that I had to get my hands on one. I couldn’t wait until another bakery in the DFW area started making the exact same donuts that I could experience for myself.
When I heard that Jarams Donuts was making “Croissant Donuts” (“Cronut” is a trademarked by Ansel), I was exited to finally try the hybrid creation. To compare the two donuts, I tell you how the Cronut is made from their website.
“The Makings of the Cronut™ Pastry…
Taking 2 months and more than 10 recipes, Chef Dominique Ansel’s creation is not to be mistaken as simply croissant dough that has been fried. Made with a laminated dough which has been likened to a croissant (but uses a proprietary recipe), the Cronut™ pastry is first proofed and then fried in grapeseed oil at a specific temperature. Once cooked, each Cronut™ pastry is flavored in three ways: 1. rolled in sugar; 2. filled with cream; and 3. topped with glaze. The Cronut™ pastries are made fresh daily, and completely done in house. The entire process takes up to 3 days.”
A 3 day process seems like a lot for one Cronut, but I never tasted one for myself and therefore I cannot express my opinion of the taste. At Jarams, it only takes 2 days to create their hybrid creation the Croissant Donut.
When I went to Jarams for the first time, I saw the most unique donut types and flavors. Their Croissant Donut comes in many flavors such as: lemon, raspberry, custard cream, nutella, chocolate, raspberry icing, P B & J, nutella strawberry, cream cheese strawberry, maple bacon, glazed, sugar, and powered sugar. They roll most of the croissant donuts in powdered sugar on the sides, and then put the flavors on top. These donuts looked amazingly mouthwatering in the bakery case, and it was hard to choose just one flavor to try. I chose the lemon flavor, because I love lemon desserts.
The taste of the lemon croissant donut was amazing, and it’s texture was hard on the outside, but soft and fluffy on the inside. The lemon flavor on top tasted of a lemon curd filling that they most likely use in their other lemon filled donuts. I loved the buttery croissant flavor combined with the lemon. The only difference that I can tell from the Cronut would be that the filling is in the inside, and the Jarams version the filling is on the top.
My husband tried the raspberry jelly croissant donut and a buttermilk donut. He enjoyed eating both of his donuts and wanted to come back again soon to try more varieties.
If you have ever wondered what a Cronut might taste like, go and get yourself a great croissant donut hybrid from Jarams Donuts!
Jarams is located at 17459 Preston Rd ,Dallas, TX 75252.
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