Created by Chef Dominique Ansel in 2013, the cronut is a mix between a croissant and a donut. It is created by frying laminated dough in grape seed oil, which then gets sugared, filled and glazed. The result is a pastry shaped like a donut, with the insides of a croissant.
After its creation, the cronut immediately became one of the most famous and most talked about desserts ever, with millions of fan across U.S.A. With such a buzz going on, it didn’t take long for other countries to become interested and start producing their own version of the cronut.
If you would like to try a cronut while in Barcelona, try visiting one of the following establishments:
Boldú is a family-owned bakery chain that has been in business since 1939. The bakeries offer more than 15 varieties of bread, cakes and, of course, cronuts. Boldú offers flavors like cranberry, Nutella, lemon and pistachio.
You can find Boldú at Carrer de Provença 233, Carrer Roselló 253, Carrer Balmes 149 and Carrer Gran de Gràcia 149.
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Santa Gloria bakeries/cafes are wonderful places to sit down and have a break. Decorated with light colored wood and white furniture that creates a calming, inviting ambiance, Santa Gloria cafes are the perfect place to sit with a book or a magazine, while enjoying a sweet or salty treat. There are a variety of cronuts to choose from.
You can find Santa Gloria bakeries/cafes at Rambla del Poblenou 57 and Glories shopping center at Avenida Diagonal 208.
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Chök is a delightful chocolate boutique in the center of Barcelona, just off the Ramblas. The store specializes in chocolate, offering a never-ending number of sweets like cookies, muffins, cupcakes, truffles, donuts and cronuts. The store is easy to identify from far away, since there is always a group of people standing outside, staring at the delicious-looking pastries.
You can find Chök at Carrer del Carme 3.