Kudos For Crodos!

Vanessa's, my younger daughter, work has been chosen to be exhibited by NOISE Singapore.

Vanessa’s, my younger daughter, work has been chosen to be exhibited by NOISE Singapore.

This is a sneak preview to some of Vanessa's work which will be showcased in the upcoming exhibition. This photo was shot in daylight with flash fill, whatever that means but I am really happy and proud of her!

This is a sneak preview to some of Vanessa’s work which will be showcased in the upcoming exhibition.
This photo was shot in daylight with flash fill, whatever that means but I am really happy and proud of her, considering what she’d gone through (see V Day!).

Another out take from Vanessa's shoot.

Another out take from Vanessa’s shoot.

I had picked up something to celebrate Vanessa's achievement. This is going to be a milestone in her career.

I had picked up something to celebrate Vanessa’s achievement.
This is going to be a milestone in her career.

Da Paolo has never failed to deliver something sweet :)

Da Paolo has never failed to deliver something sweet 🙂

Youngsters love trendy stuff and this is befitting for both Vanessa and my tummy, erh... blog post ;-)

Youngsters love trendy stuff and this is befitting for both Vanessa and my tummy, erh… blog post 😉

I do not see any reason why she wouldn't love these.

I do not see any reason why she wouldn’t love these.

Crodo is a version by Da Paolo Gastronomia of Cronut™.

Chocolate and Cream Crodos by Gastronomia Da Paolo. Since I cannot find Minions to complement her photo, Crodos were bought to celebrate Vanessa's first exhibition of her work. Kudos, Vanessa!

Chocolate and Cream Crodos by Gastronomia Da Paolo.
Since I cannot find Minions to complement her photo, Crodos were bought to celebrate Vanessa’s first exhibition.
Kudos, Vanessa!

I had these picked up at Gastronomia in Paragon, Singapore. There was no way I could fly to New York for the originals but the  thick gooey dark Chocolate Crodos were just as perfect for the ocassion!

I had these picked up at Gastronomia in Paragon, Singapore.
There was no way I could fly to New York for the originals but the thick gooey dark Chocolate Crodos were just as perfect for the ocassion!

The hybrid pastry, half croissant and half doughnut, by Chef Ansel, took the world by storm. Featured here were Crodos not Cronut™.

The hybrid pastry, half croissant and half doughnut, by Chef Ansel, took the world by storm. Featured here were Crodos not Cronut™.

The current flavours offered by Gastronomia Da Paolo are Chocolate and Cream Crodos.

The current flavours offered by Gastronomia Da Paolo are Chocolate and Cream Crodos.

Click on pictures for larger view.

Eat within an hour and do not refrigerate these. The humidity in the fridge would cause these go stale and soggy.

We had been advised to eat these pastries within an hour. We were also warned to not refrigerate them as the humidity in the fridge would cause the pastries to go stale and soggy.
Well, I think otherwise. These should be refrigerated in Singapore if we do not eat within an hour because the humidity in Singapore is very high and can sometimes reach 100%.
I did a test on a couple of them (less than 8 hours) and the Crodo became heavy, soggy and glistening with oil (box bottom stained/soaked with oil too) that has exuded out of the pastries. Although no longer light and flakey, they still tasted good.

Cronut™ 101

What is a Cronut™?
Described by many as a half croissant, half doughnut — this pastry hybrid by Chef Dominique Ansel is taking the world by storm. After its launch on May 10, 2013, Cronut™ fans spanned the world from Berlin to Singapore, making it the most viral dessert item to date.

Please do eat Cronuts™ immediately as they have a short shelf life. And if you do cut, please use a serrated knife, so as not to crush the layers. Never refrigerate these treats as the humidity from the refrigerator will cause them to go stale and soggy.

The Makings of a Cronut™…
Taking 2 months and more than 10 recipes, Chef Dominique Ansel’s creation is not to be mistaken as simply croissant dough that has been fried. Made with a laminated dough which has been likened to a croissant (but uses a proprietary recipe), the Cronut™ is first proofed and then fried in grapeseed oil at a specific temperature. Once cooked, each Cronut™ is flavored in three ways: 1. rolled in sugar; 2. filled with cream; and 3. topped with glaze. Cronuts™ are made fresh daily, and completely done in house. The entire process takes up to 3 days.

There is only one flavor of Cronut™ every month. The inaugural flavor in May was Rose Vanilla, and for June it is Lemon Maple. In July, we introduce the Blackberry Cronut™.

The infomation Cronut™ 101 is taken from http://dominiqueansel.com/cronut-101/
Please visit the site to find out how to order an original Cronut™.

As for me, I’ll either have to make do with Crodos and some other versions (in Singapore) that would be popping up very soon I’m sure or fly to New York and get in line with the crazies that queue up at 5am in the morning. Unlikely the latter.

Read more about Cronut™ (related articles) here:
http://www.thekitchn.com/here-is-the-blackberry-cronut-in-all-its-glory-191648

http://www.businessinsider.com/people-standing-in-line-for-the-cronut-2013-7

http://www.policymic.com/articles/52843/the-cronut-craze-is-spiraling-out-of-control

Happy food hunting 🙂

Gastronomia Da Paola
Address: 290 Orchard Road,
The Paragon #B1-20.
Singapore 238859.
Tel:+65 67381462

For more details on Da Paolo visit their website: http://www.dapaolo.com.sg/

Comments
21 Responses to “Kudos For Crodos!”
  1. Lignum Draco says:

    Great work by your daughter. Now to work out when I can fly to Singapore just to eat a box (or ten) of crodos. Your photos look delicious!

  2. Happyfrog says:

    Congratulations on your daughter’s achievement! 🙂

  3. Kevin says:

    Very special sneak preview. And how many of these can you eat at a time?

  4. Melisa R says:

    That pastry! My goodness! I’m so very jealous.

  5. Janet Rörschåch says:

    SAM! How do you do it? You must walk everywhere.

  6. Jessica says:

    Congrats to your daughter! And those look delicious!!!

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