These Puff Pastry Donuts are amazing and delicious donuts made ut of puff pastry. This recipe cuts down on the time to make a “Cronut” but not the flavor!
Last weekend, I had one of the most amazing times in a long time with my significant other. Let’s see, we grabbed our nieces and took them to a place in Cincinnati, OH called Coney Island for a “Fall-O-Ween” festival where there are rides and all types of seasoning fun stuff. We really used the girls to go ourselves. Just like how we used them to watch Frozen. We tried to watch it alone but it was way to kid-like for two grown people to sit and watch.
Then, we went to our first NFL game, Bengals vs. Panthers, and had a BALL! On our way to the stadium, after my 3rd TV segment with Fox 19 News (BOOM!), we had brunch downtown at a restaurant called Crave. Oh wait! I am leaving out one important part of our day. We went….are you ready…we went to Holtman’s Donut Shop, which is also located downtown! You see, I am a donut connoisseur and I will travel to the ends of the earth to find the best donut. Unfortunately, it is one of my favorite foods EVER! Why would God equip me with such taste buds to crave the worst things you can put into your body?! It doesn’t matter. I will always love them.
How to make Cronuts with Puff Pastry Sheets
All you do is take pre-made Puff Pastry sheets and keep the sheet folded. Then, you take a donut cutter and cut the donuts out from the Puff Pastry Sheet. Then, you fry ’em up on both sides and cover them a simple glaze. There you have it. Homemade Puff Pastry Donuts AKA The Cronut and they didn’t take 3 days to make either.
* Recipe adapted from the Kitchy Kitchen
- 2 Sheets Puff Pastry, defrosted
- 1 egg, whisked
- vegetable oil, for frying
- flour for dusting
- 2 c. powdered sugar
- 1½ tbsp. milk
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Sprinkle flour on a clean flat kitchen surface. Take one puff pastry sheet and place on top of the floured surface. With a pastry brush, brush the inside of the puff pastry sheet with egg and fold into thirds (like you would a letter). Repeat the same process with the other puff pastry sheet and place both sheets into the freezer for 15 minutes to set.
- Begin to heat the oil to 350 Degrees in a deep fryer. Remove the puff pastry from the freezer and using a doughnut cutter about 1½-2 inches in width, and begin to cut out doughnuts on the puff pastry. Do not open the puff pastry sheet. Leave as is. Save the scraps to make doughnut holes.
- Place the doughnuts in the hot oil and fry for 5 minutes while flipping on each side until golden brown and puffed. Use a slotted spoon and remove from oil and turn to a plate lined with a paper towel. Repeat process for all doughnuts.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, salt, and vanilla exact until smooth. Dip each finished doughnut into the glaze and place on a cooling rack until ready to serve.