Cronut Craze Sweeping Country


Cronuts are a cross between a croissant and a donut.

Cronuts are a cross between a croissant and a donut.

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Have you discovered Cronuts yet? The pastries are a cross between a croissant and a donut and are sweeping the country from New York City to San Francisco.

They were first developed in May 2013 by the Dominic Ansel Bakery in New York City where they immediately became favorites of the customers. Soon, the bakery was making 200 to 250 of the pastries each day, with people standing in long lines to get one or two — because they were so much in demand, a limit was placed on how many each person could purchase. Nor were they cheap, beginning at $2.50 each and topping out between $3 and $5. Some people are even willing to spend up to $40 or $50 for one or two to be delivered!

They have a crust or shell similar to a croissant and the inside is donut-like, chocolate, cinnamon, glazed or strawberry flavors. Some are also cream- or custard-filled. It is said that from proofing to finished product  takes three days.

Here in Payson, you will find similar pastries with a slightly different name, in Bashas’ Bakery Department (I don’t know of any other store here that makes them), but if you want one, better go early as they usually sell out well before noon. And say “Hi” to me, I’ll be in line, too.)

For more information about these delicious treats, Google “Cronuts” on the Internet.

Payson Senior Center and Thrift Store

Thanks to a recent donation, the Senior Center at 514 W. Main St. now has a game table featuring checkers, chess, monopoly, scrabble, backgammon boards and more. The Center staff is inviting members to come in mornings, Monday through Friday, and play a game of your choice.

The Center will be closed Friday, Sept. 6. For a full schedule of hours and days open, as well as events, stop in the Center Lobby.

The Old Time Music Makers will do their thing from 9 a.m. until 10:30 Monday, Aug. 26 in the Center Dining Room. The public is invited to stop in, enjoy the music and have a morning cup of coffee.  

A Meditate Class is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Center, led by Kim Young. For information, call (928) 474-4876.

Meals on Wheels are available for the homebound through the Senior Center. Call the above number to learn more about the program.

The Senior Center Thrift Store at 512 W. Main St. is now featuring fall and winter clothing at bargain prices. Now is the time to stock up before the cold weather arrives.

Attention: jazz fans

The Payson Friends of Jazz have a schedule of fall, winter and spring performances to be held at Payson Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St. Among upcoming performers are the 52nd Street Jazz Band, Tony Vacca Trio and the Frank Smith Trio. For more information, call Gerry Reynolds at (602) 619-3355.

Think about it: As you grow older, learn to swallow everything with a grain of salt. That’s all the doctor will allow!

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