Because it’s Tuesday: The French Cruller

Oh the humble doughnut. There are some foods that are so iconic that their name alone can send someone into their own little happy place, and doughnuts are one of them.

Still, doughnuts are unique because they aren’t all the same. they come in different sizes, flavors, fillings, frostings, glaces, the list is as long as a bakers imagination. Still, we all have our favorites. Barring my grandmother’s homemade doughnuts on Christmas morning (served with hefty amounts of Mimosas) my favorite has to be the unique and delicious French Cruller.

Wikipedia defines the French cruller as “a fluted, ring-shaped doughnut made from choux pastry with a light airy texture“. This treat is very different than your standard cake doughnut. Instead, it ends up being light and fluffy, but at the same time moist inside.

I’ll admit that I mostly get mine from Dunkin’ Donuts, so am missing out on what I could probably get from a “real” bakery. Still, they never disappoint unless of course they’re sold out. That actually happens pretty early and Dunk’s for this type of doughnut, but that’s another story…

Returning to the doughnut, I’ll admit that part of the reason that I love it so much is because I can eat more of them. That same light and fluffiness is great for increased consumption of the tasty treat. So, here is to the French Cruller. My favorite, and a very unique doughnut specimen.

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