Homemade Cruffins!

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We live in the UK and there is just nowhere nearby that we can get to (that I know of) in order for me to try a proper, freshly baked, crispy, buttery Cruffin. So, I had the bright idea that I wanted to bake some Cruffins at home instead… how hard could it be to recreate the croissant/muffin craze of last year?…

*Cue internet search for the best recipe*

*Cue breakdown at the crazy length of time and faff that was required to bake said Cruffins*

*Cue contemplating relocating to New York instead just to buy one more easily *

*Cue accidentally stumbling across Lady and the Pups and her drool-worthy food blog, solving all my woes in one hit*

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Ok, so the recipe (here) is still a tad faff-y, BUT, it’s a lot less faff-y than the other “proper” Cruffin recipes that I came across -which in some cases can take you up to 3 days to prepare (Hell. No.).

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Mandy Lee, of Lady and the Pups, has a recipe that sort of fast forwards the process by using a pasta machine. WIN. Plus the photos are beyond glorious. I could just sit and scroll through her site for days and swoon at the imagery. (Note to self: I have a loooooong way to go in capturing my bakes by all accounts)

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So I followed it blindly. No changes. No swaps.

The only thing I was very grateful for half way through was an extra pair of hands when I was rolling the dough through the pasta machine as it go so long I couldn’t handle it alone.

She has a super handy diagram to run you through the rolling process so there is no confusion – and the tasting notes were spot on (i.e it’s more savoury than you would think so add her recommendation of sugar if you have a sweet tooth).

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…and the outcome?

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YUM.

Just as Mandy promised – flaky perfection. The dough doesn’t yield many Cruffins, so be sure to get in there quick!

I will definitely be making them again – next time, I will listen when she says more sugar. This batch were rolled in a cinnamon and sugar mix once baked which was delicious, but I was also thinking a forest fruit jam would be amazing to run through it as well.

Have you made Cruffins before? Or managed to buy a real one?

I am well overdue a trip to NYC to get my hands on the real thing, but for now, these will do very well to sate me!

 

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13 thoughts on “Homemade Cruffins!

  1. These sound delicious! I am going to make them sometimes this weekend. We have been to NYC several times, but I have never heard of cruffins! We tend to go to the bakeries in Little Italy most times…where is a good place to get them? I am also overdue for a trip to NYC!!!

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    1. Let me know how they go if you do try them! I’m not sure exactly where is best to get them- I am desperate to visit NYC myself and hoping to get over there in Nov. I will report back if I find any to shout about!!

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