Clover Classic Custard Cronut
Sweet and delicious with a crispy outside, cronuts are the lovable offspring of a flaky croissant and shaped like doughnuts.
Time: 40 minutes
Recipe by: Thando Manyoni
1 cup sugar
½ cup water
¼ cup honey
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp lemon juice
1 ½ cups Clover Classic custard
1 cup cream
½ cup desiccated coconut, toasted
Oil for deep frying
Heat oil for deep frying.
In a saucepan make the sugar syrup by combining the sugar, water, honey, cardamom and lemon juice and bring to a gentle simmer making sure the sugar fully dissolves. Remove from the heat and set aside. Using a medium sized round cookie cutter, cut out two circles from each croissant. Crumb the croissant off cuts and toast in a pan or oven. Fluff out each croissant and place in the oil and fry until crisp. Remove from the oil and place on a rack with paper towel to drain and cool. Whip the cream until stiff then gently fold in the custard. Place the whipped custard in a piping bag. Take one croissant and pipe over some of the whipped custard and top with another croissant. Repeat this process until you have 6 filled cronuts. Combine the toasted crumbed croissant with the coconut. Spoon the syrup over the cronuts and finish off with a sprinkle of the crumb mixture. Serve immediately.
Chefs Tip:Clover Classic Custard is versatile to use with desserts for its sweet, creamy and deliciousness that can be enjoyed on its own.
It makes for the perfect treat to enjoy when used in recipes such as this