Donut Hutt's Croughnut
January 28, 2014 at 8:31AM
New York City baker, Dominique Ansel, ignited a craze over his croissant-donut fusion this past May, which the chef trademarked the “Cronut.”
With people willing to wait in line for hours and scalpers selling the baked good like a pair of Yankees tickets, Ansel’s sweet treat received enough hype to warrant TIME Magazine to list the Cronut as one of The 25 Best Inventions of the Year 2013. Due to the trademark, legally speaking the Cronut only exists in New York, but that has not dissuaded cooks throughout the world from trying to master their own versions of the pastry crossover, including one local Mid-South business.