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I think the first time I ever heard about a cronut was one night when we were watching Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (yes, this was a while ago). A chef named Dominique Ansel was showing Jimmy and Questlove how to make his latest invention: a pastry that combined the beauty of a croissant and a donut..... a cronut. Oh my goodness I fell in love (yes, I tend to fall in love with food a lot, I know) and it was one of those moments where I wished a machine that popped out whatever food was on TV had been invented already. I
had to needed to was dying to try it... except there was no bakery near me that sold this delicious creation.
From then on it felt like the cronut was stalking my life. I turned on the TV and a segment on the cronut was playing on The Food Channel. I went on Instagram and an NYC blogger I followed posted a precisely staged shot of a cronut at a cafe. Everywhere I turned I was reminded of the pastry that got away and it made me so so sad and depressed.
As time passed and the craze dyed down, I moved on from my obsession of the cronut.
Life wasn't consumed by my constant cravings for a food I had never even tasted before.
I was scrolling through Instagram and there it was.
AND IT WAS POSTED BY SOMEONE WHO CURRENTLY LIVED IN UTAH.
My favorite juice lady, Dani, posted it to be exact.
I immediately googled the bakery she said she got it from, placed the address in my maps app, and Connor and I and Samson (this mission required Samson's support of course) zoomed on over to the bakery that supposedly carried the prized pastry.
We arrived at the bakery.
We ordered two cronuts.
And we feasted.
It. Was. HEAVEN.
You know when you dream about a moment for so long and it finally happens and it's better than you ever could have expected it to be?
It was that.
So there you go.
My story of the cronut and how I was able to fulfill one of my dreams.
The only downside: apparently cronuts are kinda pricey so we probably won't be consuming them too often or else our bank accounts will shrink and our bodies will grow.
My precisely staged shot of the cronut:
(I didn't have much to work with, the tables in the bakery were pretty bare)
(eat your heart out NYC blogger)
Hope you all have a cronut-filled day.