New York City birthed a food fad with the Cronut, the official donut-croissant hybrid. But NYC has nothing resembling an honest superstar baseball player Puffynutz, a donut-croissant hybrid in mind-blowingly awesome flavors like Irish Car Bomb. Mile High donut aficionados Glazed and Confuzed are changing the game.
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No one in Denver has really mastered a good cronut imitation, so the G&C guys are keeping their recipe close to the vest. Suffice it to say that those lines you see in this un-fried donut-like pastry are layers of crispy goodness that'll eventually puff up. Hence the name.
In the fryer it goes! It takes about two minutes per side to cook. Tick tock.
This unadorned puffynut is out of the frier (and about to be double the size that it was before it got dropped in), and it's about to be so adorned with deliciousness that it's not even funny.
The first bit of sweetness comes from it being stuffed full of Bailey's pastry cream.
More layers of puffynutz go atop the Bailey's cream, and then comes a Guinness glaze. It's an Irish Car Bomb in every bite, and you're not even left with a weird glass full of gross looking liquid when you're done!
Unlike your average filled donut where all the cream is focused in the middle, the puffynut is superior because the cream is evenly distributed throughout the pastry. But more importantly, HOLY CRAP DOES THAT LOOK GOOD.
Want one? Go to Weathervane Cafe on Sunday at 8a to have your best shot of getting them, or visit the Glazed guys at one of the farmer's markets around town. If you miss out, don't fret, they're always making new puffynutz flavors, and are currently working on a recipe for tiramisu puffynutz that'll debut soon.