Sundays with Chef Peter… Cronuts for a Wedding!

By (Peter James Webber)


How the devil are you? Hope this Sunday finds you full of happiness and you are having a deliciously lazy Sunday.

Well here in Phuket were having a bit of rain this weekend, much needed I add after some fabulously glorious weather. However, with Songkran, the Thai New Year, just around a corner one wonders if along with the many other “changes” in our weather patterns that it may have come a little too early, or maybe we are simply too late! Last year there was also rain over this festive period and it does sort of make the tradition of “sprinkling” people with water to keep cool at the hottest time of the year a waste of time, though thankfully there are many other party games and festivities to be had.

Songkran is followed by Easter and if you are in Phuket over the Easter weekend then do join us at the Trisara Hotel for our Easter Buffet where I will be teaming up with the Trisara team to create a Willy Wonka Chocolate Room! It’s going to be quite something if you’re around, especially if you have kids! So far we’re working on about a 100-150kg of chocolate for the display alone so it’s going to be BIG. You’ll literally be able to “lick” the walls!

Last year there was a new craze in the pastry world with the “Cronut” and it really took the world by storm, well America mostly but since then they have been springing up in different forms over the world, some good and some not!

The Cronut is a croissant-doughnut pastry invented and trademarked by the Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City. The pastry is made by frying laminated dough in grape seed oil, which is then sugared, filled, and glazed.

In December of 2013, TIME Magazine named the cronut as one of the “25 Best Inventions” of 2013! Not bad is it Daaahlings and I am still here searching for that “cake” which is going to give me “STAR” quality!

The Grape seed oil is an important part of the process as it has a moderately high smoke point of approximately 216

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