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Everything You Need To Know About The Cronut

Dominique Ansel has blessed the world with the mystical Cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid. It is glorious.

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The Cronut's creator is the French pastry chef Dominique Ansel, of Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York.

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Ansel is a 2013 James Beard Award finalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef. And if there is any justice in the world, he should receive a Lifetime Achievement award for blessing this nation with the Cronut.

They are made with a special laminated Cronut dough, similar to croissant dough, but with a few key differences.

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It gets sheeted (rolled out) to a different thickness and assembled with a different set of folds.

Even crazier than the Cronut itself is the line outside the bakery in the morning.

waiting in line for a cronut is the new cronut RT @andreaklang another line of hungry foodies outside my window.

raphael brion

@raphael_brion

waiting in line for a cronut is the new cronut RT @andreaklang another line of hungry foodies outside my window.

People have gotten a little worked up about missing out on Cronuts.

It is not okay to flip off our baristas because we are out of cronuts. Wtf!

Dominique Ansel

@DominiqueAnsel

It is not okay to flip off our baristas because we are out of cronuts. Wtf!

Sometimes more than a little.

@firstwefeast One woman legitimately cried...we felt so bad, we looked everywhere to find her the last remaining cronut.

Dominique Ansel

@DominiqueAnsel

@firstwefeast One woman legitimately cried...we felt so bad, we looked everywhere to find her the last remaining cronut.

Forget cupcakes; Cronuts are hot enough to straight-up replace currency.

@DominiqueAnsel just bribed us for table w #cronut Come on in sir....

Andrew Carmellini

@andrecarmellini

@DominiqueAnsel just bribed us for table w #cronut

Come on in sir....

Oh, and the bakery has trademarked the name "Cronut," so hands off.

Hi folks, cronut officially trademarked today.

Dominique Ansel

@DominiqueAnsel

Hi folks, cronut officially trademarked today.

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