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Cro-nutz craze reaches Lincoln

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: March 16, 2014

Debrah Green,  with the delicious cross between a croissant and a doughnut that she is selling.

Debrah Green, with the delicious cross between a croissant and a doughnut that she is selling.

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A tasty new American craze has arrived in Lincoln.

Cro-nutz are a delicious combination of croissant and doughnut.

And they are the latest sweet treats to make their way into Lincoln.

Steep Hill coffee and cake shop, Bonbonbouche, has been successfully trialling the hybrid bake.

Owner Debrah Green likes to experiment with foods from across the world and was looking for something new to offer customers. The idea to bake cro-nutz came from her son, who told her about their success in America.

Debrah said: “I couldn’t find a recipe online, as it’s a baker in New York who has made his secret. So what people do is buy croissant dough. I looked up croissant and doughnut recipes, and I experimented a bit and it’s more or less a technique of croissants with a doughnut twist.”

For the past three weekends, the shop has been offering cro-nut samples to customers. And every cro-nut made has been sold.

There are four toppings to choose from: maple syrup and pecan, vanilla almond topped with toasted almonds, butterscotch and chocolate.

But soon customers will see coffee and walnut added to the list.

So far, the new additions have been popular.

Debrah said: “It’s men of a certain age who seem to know about them, around mid-20s to late 30s. They’ve nearly all heard about them, but no one’s tried one.” She’s taken to baking two batches a day as the cro-nutz were selling out by lunch time.

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