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Mixing up great bakes with cronuts, sconuts, duffins and muffles

Mixing up great bakes with cronuts, sconuts, duffins and muffles

It’s a trend that began with music. Then dog breeds.

We leapt from a mashup of Britney and The Cure straight to fashionable Labradoodles and Puggles (Pugs crossed with Beagles).

But now an edible mashup is tickling our tastebuds, hailing from the great kings of the dough world themselves, the United States of doughnutty deliciousness – America.

Barely a few months ago the Cronut made its sugary debut at The Vintage bakery in Edinburgh.

A cross between a croissant and a doughnut, these spongy sweet wonders were the original creation of New York chef Dominique Ansel.

Frying a laminated dough ball in grape seed oil, which is then sugared, filled, and glazed, he managed to create a brand new baked good that would make the Time Magazine list of the "25 Best Inventions" of 2013.

This though, is the Scottish version – a ‘V-nut’ created by the local chefs at The Vintage. It also features toasted almond sprinkles, dark chocolate and salted caramel.

You know, on the basis that sweet things can always get sweeter.

Greggs also launched their own version but then Scottish bakers took things to another interesting level.

This is the Sconut.

A Sconut is what happens when a daddy scone meets a mommy doughnut and they live happily ever after.

The newly opened Bluebird Cafe in Canonmills, Edinburgh brought these little baked wonders to our plates and we’re so grateful they did.

But what other great mixed up bakes are out there?

We’ve scoured Twitter along with your own helpful online baking networks to see what we can find.

Here is a list of what you reported back to us, most of which you’ve been happily baking in your own homes.

So Scottish bake houses take note – this is what your public are dabbling in and they may well be worth a try in your own ovens.


A mash-up of a doughnut and a muffin.

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When a croissant and a doughnut combine.


When a croissant then cheats on the doughnut and goes off with a cookie instead.


When a tart meets a brownie. Insert pun here.


A complex mash-up of doughnuts and macarons.

raspberri cupcakes


Ah the muffle. Not a knitted garment after all, but a muffin mixed with a waffle. These are strawberry flavoured.

So there we have it folks. The baked mashup. If you have any recipes to share with our fellow cake lovers then let us know and get in touch too if you’re a baker who intends to feed us any or all of these.

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