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Entry from September 30, 2013
Churrnut (churro + doughnut)

The 2013 success of the “cronut” (croissant + doughnut) inspired many knockoffs. Urban Taco (in Dallas and other Texas cities) introduced the “churrnut” (churro + doughnut) in August and September 2013. Urban Taco wrote on Twitter on August 16, 2013:

“Cronuts, ramen burger, whats next? Maybe we should hybrid something...any suggestions? Ha. Tbh i did think bout a churro doughnut #churrnut”

The “churrnut” is like a churro (with cinnamon and sugar on the outside) in a circular shape (like a doughnut). Chocolate abuelita and caramel sauce is place on top of it, and it’s filled with cajeta (goat milk and sugar).


Twitter
Urban Taco
‏@UrbanTaco
Cronuts, ramen burger, whats next? Maybe we should hybrid something...any suggestions? Ha. Tbh i did think bout a churro doughnut #churrnut
3:08 PM - 16 Aug 13

Twitter
Urban Taco
‏@UrbanTaco
Get excited - The #HolyMoleBrew from @deepellumbrewco and the #churrnut are coming to U at #tacos&beer Oct. 2. Tics @ http://www.tacosandbeer.eventbrite.com
1:25 PM - 26 Sep 13

D (Dallas, TX) magazine—Side Dish
Forget Cronuts! Dallas, We Have the Churrnut.
Posted on October 1st, 2013 9:35am by Carol Shih
(...)
Apparently, I’m not the only one who’s been thinking about them. Markus Pineyro, owner of Urban Taco, says he was inspired by the croissant-donut-hybrid and spent many a night churning a new idea in his brain. After countless hours, he came up with the churrnut. It’s a churro + donut.

Yes, friends. This is real. You’re not just dreaming. Pinch yourself if you don’t believe me.

Here’s what makes a churrnut a churrnut:

. Churro-like, crusty exterior with cinnamon and sugar.
. Chocolate abuelita and caramel sauce drizzled on top
. Soft, doughy inside with a house-made cajeta filling (Cajeta is a goat milk and sugar combination. Pineyro describes it “like a Mexican caramel” that’s similar to dulce de leche.)

Eater
Tuesday, October 1, 2013, by Raphael Brion
NOT CRONUTS WIRE Out of Dallas, here comes the latest Cronut-inspired pastry creation, the churrnut. Created by Markus Pineyro, the owner of Urban Taco, it fuses churros with donuts. According to D Mag, it has a “churro-like, crusty exterior with cinnamon and sugar” with a “soft, doughy inside with a house-made cajeta filling.” Also: “chocolate abuelita and caramel sauce drizzled on top.” [D Mag]

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Monday, September 30, 2013 • Permalink