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Digest 6 Unique Hybrid Pastries, From Cronuts To Mochi Brownies

6 Unique Hybrid Pastries, From Cronuts To Mochi Brownies

6 Unique Hybrid Pastries, From Cronuts To Mochi Brownies
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By Katelyn Tan
October 27, 2020
So you think you're a pastry expert? Here are a few 'Franken-pastries' that you might not immediately recognise

Can’t choose between a croissant and a doughnut or a brownie and a cookie? Well, maybe you don’t have to. We’ve compiled a list of six franken-pastries and where to find them in the Klang Valley.

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1/6 Cronuts

Photo: Dominique Ansel
Photo: Dominique Ansel
Photo: Dotty's
Photo: Dotty's

Invented by Dominique Ansel in 2013, the legendary croissant-doughnut hybrid is notorious for creating hour-long queues outside his bakery in Soho, New York City. Rumour has it that each cronut takes three days to make. With seasonal changing flavours such as Blackberry Buttermilk, Peanut Butter Rum Caramel and Gingerbread Pear, the Cronut is still the talk of the town seven years later. You can get cronuts in Kuala Lumpur, at Dotty’s Pastries & Coffee in TTDI and KLCC. The Salted Egg cronut is the bakery's bestselling pastry.

Try A Cronut 

Order online

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2/6 Brookies

Photo: September Bakes
Photo: September Bakes
Photo: September Bakes
Photo: September Bakes

A brownie-like cookie, this mash-up takes many different forms, with some being closer to a brownie and others taking the characteristics of a soft, fudgy cookie. Whatever the cookie-brownie balance, we’re all-inclusive. If you’d like to tempt your tastebuds, try September Bakes’ assortment of brookies, available in Salted Caramel, Coconut and Gula Melaka.

Try A Brookie

Message September Bakes on Instagram

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3/6 Cake Pops

Photo: The Buttercake Factory
Photo: The Buttercake Factory
Photo: The Buttercake Factory
Photo: The Buttercake Factory

The father of all franken-pastries, cake pops are so universal that you might not even think of them as a pastry-mash up. However, cake pops are lollipop-cake hybrids, made from rolling cake-crumbs in icing or chocolate and coating the mixture in more icing sugar and edible embellishments. Delicate and delectable, cake pops can be found in the Klang Valley at Little Collins and The Buttercake Factory.

Try A Cake Pop

Visit Little Collins or The Buttercake Factory

 

4/6 Mochi Cookies

Photo: Okonomi Kitchen
Photo: Okonomi Kitchen

Mochi desserts are a newcomer to the pastry mash-up scene but not to be taken lightly. Made from stuffing a mochi-like mixture into cookie dough and baking both, mochi cookies are crispy on the outside but when pulled apart, reveal a gooey core that's reminiscent of toasted marshmallows. While mochi cookies aren't available commercially in Malaysia (yet), you can make your own (see below).

Make Mochi Cookies

View Okonomi Kitchen's recipe

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5/6 Mochi Brownies

Photo: Kiribie's Cravings
Photo: Kiribie's Cravings

Made using glutinous rice flour, mochi brownies have a sticky texture while retaining their crunchy brownie-like crust. Enough said, make your own using the following recipe from Kirbie’s Cravings.

Make Mochi Brownies

Visit Kirbie's Cravings

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6/6 Cruffins

If you haven't already guessed, cruffins are croissant-muffin mash-ups. Slightly denser than your typical croissant, cruffins come in the general shape of a muffin but with crispy, laminated layers. Keen to give them a try? Kenny Hills Bakers's cruffins come in two flavours, Tiramisu and Salted Egg Yolk, while The Bread Shop offers various types of cruffins from Gula Melaka to their newly improved Salted Caramel Cruffin. 

Try A Cruffin 

Visit Kenny Hills Bakers or The Bread Shop 

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