So when did this “cronut” pop onto the scene? Let me take a step back, what in the world is a cronut? For those of you who are unaware of this phenomenon (as I was a few weeks ago), it’s a new creation, a pastry mix between a croissant and a donut. Odd but apparently strangely addicting.
Last week when we were at Lake Mead, one of my uncles, the one who makes his own seasonings, brought up this idea of the “D’waffle”. Say what? He simply replied, it’s a mix between a donut and a waffle. But wait right there. It’s not just a mix between the two, it’s a donut infused in a waffle. Now we are talking.
I decided to take a stab at it with glazed donut holes. Attempt #1 was sort of a fail. I would attribute this to the fact we didn’t have waffle mix in the house, I rushed through the homemade recipe (this is nothing new…it’s a bad habit of mine), and I forgot to put PAM in the waffle machine. It’s always the little things that ruin my experiments. Oops. The leftovers were pretty tasty though if that counts for anything.
Round 2 occurred this morning when we had my cousin Katherine over and decided to make an event out of breakfast. Usually it’s every man for himself, but that’s no fun 😉 She and my mom picked up a couple donuts, this time a chocolate sprinkle and chocolate old-fashioned. The chocolate sprinkle never actually made it into the waffle maker, but the chocolate old-fashioned was definitely the way to go. After biting of the edges, which is the only way to eat an old-fashioned, we placed the remaining donut in the waffle maker, covered it with batter and set the lid down for a minute or until browned and solidified.
Waffle for One or Two
Makes 1 full waffle maker (2 sides) and adapted from here
2/3 cup flour (wheat, white, oat, mix…endless options)
1.5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 milk (cream, buttermilk, almond milk…endless options)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
~ Mix wet ingredients (egg + milk + vanilla)
~ Add in dry ingredients and place in waffle maker
Of course I couldn’t let a waffle be just a waffle. I let my love for sauces and toppings take over and doused it with Chobani Greek yogurt, banana chips, and berries. I seem to have received the uber sweet tooth in the family. My sister on the other hand simply spread a bit of butter on top and was good to go.
“This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!”
― Julia Child, My Life in France