How to Make Cronuts, Part II

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  • Prep

    1 h
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 30 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“The fried cronuts have a crisp exterior and croissant-like texture. The first version is more like a donut and the second version is more like a deep-fried croissant. It's an adventurous, fun project for you to try soon.”

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Original recipe yields 14 cronuts


  1. Once dough has been made, cut, and dough has risen (see How to Make Cronuts, Part I), continue on to fry and glaze your homemade cronuts.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or a deep saucepan over medium heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Carefully lift a cronut and gently drop into oil. Fry 2 at a time until golden brown, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side. Cronuts will puff up as they cook. Drain on racks over paper towels; let cool.
  4. Whisk confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a shallow bowl until glaze is smooth and slightly runny.
  5. Pick up a fried cronut and gently dip the top in glaze; return to rack and let stand until glaze has set, about 15 minutes.
  6. Alternate version: For higher-rising cronuts, roll out finished dough (see Part I) into an 8x12 inch rectangle. Fold dough in thirds and roll out into a rectangle about 3/4 inch thick. Cut out 6 cronuts and holes, using a 3-inch round cutter and a 1-inch small hole cutter.
  7. Line baking sheet with waxed paper and dust paper lightly with flour. Place cronuts and holes onto prepared baking sheet and let rise in a draft-free place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  8. Carefully pick up and gently drop cronuts, 2 at a time, into the preheated oil. Fry 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side. The extra fold and making the dough thicker will result in taller cronuts than before. Let fried cronuts drain on racks.
  9. Dip tops of cronuts in glaze as described above, and let cool on racks to let glaze set up.

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Rainy day here, so the perfect time to make these. Im guarding the ones that are left right now, because they are stealing them before the glaze sets!



I used the primary version listed. 2 minutes was a bit long for these delicate delights. 1 - 1.5 minutes worked well for my cronuts. I used the amount of milk listed and noticed the glaze was a bit dry so I added 2 squirts of a lemon. This gave the glaze a great flavor. Overall, this was a great and well written recipe. I really enjoyed making and eating the cronuts! Thanks Chef John!

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