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Cronuts at Flour & Chocolate

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by Claire Coe (subscribe)
Writer; adventurer; Brisbanerrr
Published August 25th 2013
Brisbane salivates for the world famous Cronut

The latest dessert trending around the world finally hits Brisbane.

Forget macarons, forget FROYO and "don't even entertain the notion that cupcakes made it as a legitimate fad down under," says a dear friend who works in the food biz, "they weren't even ironically cool".

Wow. News to me. Egg on my face, where the metaphoric egg is actually red velvet cupcake icing.

Fusing the crunchy, buttery layers of a croissant with the glaze and cream-filling of a donut, the Cronut™ was first engineered by award-winning Pastry Chef Dominque Ansel and launched in May 2013. Since then, queues have been forming before 6am outside Ansel's eponymous bakery in New York City. Because only 500 are baked daily, with a limit of two per person, scalpers have been known to offer one Cronut™ at up to ten times the retail value.

The salted caramel cronut sells fastest at Morningside's Flour & Chocolate

For reasons of personal integrity, I cannot will myself to type the little TM after the cronut again. Yes, I will concede that my first few bites of a chocolate cronut were like pecks on the cheek from Michael Fassbender (left cheek) and Jesus (right cheek). However, I fear that honouring a fad dessert with a favourable review as well as a grammatical knighthood might diminish my credibility as an author and social critic.

So, where can one purchase and sample such a treat that forces one to ask these soul-searching questions? Flour & Chocolate situated in Morningside is the only artisan bakery to offer this international baked good celebrity to us humble Brisbanians. Owners Lachlan and Kylie Scott give a nod to the inventor by naming their reproduction the DA Cronut. Whilst I cannot compare this local offering to the original manufacture, I announce with flailing arms that Flour & Chocolate produce a victoriously tasty treat.

Varieties include chocolate ganache, salted caramel, cinnamon sugar as well as alternating flavours lemon custard and Mars Bar Tribute. Pop in early morning to guarantee your favourite cronut. Flour & Chocolate also bakes the highest quality bagels, brownies, quiches, fruit danish pastries and *ahem* cupcakes too.
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Why? Hottest dessert trend the world over
When: Wed-Thur, 6.30am - 4.00pm
Phone: (07) 3161 6246
Where: 621 Wynnum Rd, Morningside, QLD
Cost: $4.50
Your Comment
Wish they made them every day as currently they are only available two week days (?Wed and Thurs from memory) and I can't get there on week days...
by k.inn (score: 0|3) 2364 days ago
Yep - the salted caramel would be for me! I can't wait to try one. I'm living in Melbourne atm and I haven't seen them around - but I do try to avoid temptation!
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1133) 2364 days ago
Definitely going on my to do list. Lucky me its local too!
by jgre5 (score: 0|4) 2361 days ago
Well done and thank u for this article. It was sth that I always wanted to find to buy for the hubby who loves the filling of donut and fluffyness of croissant!
by shady (score: 0|5) 2362 days ago
Just read your article and the comments below and have decided that I am very glad that it is Wednesday and I know where I will be shopping today (although I'm not sure my hips are!)
by Karina Bryer (score: 2|251) 2357 days ago
These are to die for, the best thing since heaven
by shery (score: 0|2) 2022 days ago
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