Dominique Ansel on How He Created a Pastry Revolution With the Cronut

Eureka! is a new web-series from Bloomberg which uncovers the inspiration behind some of the most disruptive ideas from a broad collection of topics.

In this inaugural episode, Eureka! talks with Pastry Chef and Master Baker Dominique Ansel to discover why and how he created his world-wide famous pastry, the Cronut®.

When the bakery opened in 2011, Ansel knew he wanted to serve doughnuts, but with no recipe for the American standard, he was stumped. So he called on his French roots, creating a round pastry shaped like a doughnut but made with similar techniques and textures as a croissant.

Dominique Ansel Bakery

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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