Wonut

Waffle donut hybrid coming to Toronto

The Wonut is on the way to Toronto. Yes, you read that correctly. The Cronut's new competitor is part waffle and part donut. In a food scene ever more focused on items that might "go viral," this one is the latest thing. Dreamed up at the Waffles Cafe in Chicago, the Wonut has already received plenty of US media attention, and now it's our turn.

Here's the lowdown on how these things are made: "the wonut starts when a thickened variation on waffle batter, which comes in vanilla, chocolate or red velvet, hits the irons. The heat from the red-hot iron gives the wonut a crispier crust, different from a donut.... From there, the wonuts are deep-fried in vegetable shortening and dipped in a sugar, marshmallow, maple or chocolate glaze."

In other words, this really is a waffle/donut hybrid. While positioned as "breakfast food," it's probably more apt to place the wonut in the novelty department for now. You can get a taste of this culinary chimera at Canada's Baking and Sweets Show, which runs this weekend from September 26th to 28th at Toronto Congress Centre (650 Dixon Road).


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