I'm going to start this off with something near and dear to my heart - and that is the donut. I'm sure most of you have heard of this delicious treat. It's circular, as all the best and most delicious desserts are, and it's missing its center. Don't be alarmed, when said missing piece is found, it too can be eaten.
I recently discovered that one of LA's best donut-shops is walking distance from my home. This came as a shock to me, but also as a message from God - that I should be eating more donuts. Challenge accepted. A good friend of mine, who knows my eating habits all too well, mentioned that this donut shop, DK's Donut's for those of you in the area looking for Heaven, also sells food's latest and greatest creation: the cronut. Needless to say, the 10 block radius of my beach-side life is now complete.
The cronut is a combination of all things tasty - the flaky buttery-goodness of a croissant is layered to mirror the size and width of your average donut, then the middle is cut out (obviously), and then it's deep fried, as all things should be. (Let it be noted: I made all of these details up, I thought about how it was made when I was eating it, but didn't take the time to ask or research.) I can only assume that these cronuts are made by Oompa Loompas similar to those found in Willy Wonka's chocolate factory...and who am I kidding, it would be bad news bears if I knew how this was made, because 1) I would then know the amount of butter and sugar it takes to make one of these bad boys, then 2) I would try to make it myself, likely fail, and thus be forced to eat the dough. Cronuts are made to be eaten and enjoyed...don't think about it any other way.