My Nan turned the ripe young age of 80 years on Thursday, so on Friday night, Alex and I drove to Hampshire to pay her a visit – armed with goodies, some lovely gifts from Liberty and a few other treats. Rather than making a cake, I decided I should use her birthday as an opportunity to sink my teeth into some Crodoughs from Pretty Please London Patisserie. How very, very thoughtful of me!
You are probably all aware of the Cronut craze in America… Well, the Crodough is London’s answer to the laminated dough, which is flattened and folded into countless layers, deep fried and then filled with a selection of fillings. Can you feel the heart attack coming on yet? The name Cronut is US trademark-protected, so we’ve got Crodough whether we like it or not, but who really cares about the name… It’s all about the taste in this house.
I spotted Pretty Please London on Twitter and saw that someone had mentioned that they had tried a few varieties, and thought theirs were best. SOLD! I totally over ordered for
my Nan’s our special treat and went for a few of each flavour to share – Chocolate fudge, raspberry, custard and toffee apple crumble. I was able to select on which day my order would arrive and they were delivered on time within a two hour delivery slot. Pastry treats delivered to your door… AMAZING!
At £3 a pop, these Crodoughs are definitely a special treat. They are huge and deliciously moreish. I really enjoyed them, but not being much of a doughnut lover in the first place, I would have liked some of them to be a bit less doughnut heavy and very slightly lighter for my taste. Alex however, absolutely loved them – I think he may have been having daydreams about them since taking his first bite!
Our favourite flavours were the custard and toffee apple crumble – Both had just the perfect amount of filling and weren’t too sweet. We left my Nan an extra c hocolate fudge one to savour the next day, and she left me a voice-mail yesterday saying she’d just warmed it though and absolutely loved it. I’m sure we’ll be back for more soon then…
Happy Birthday Nanny! x
Have you tried Cronuts or Crodoughs? What do you think of them?