Donuts + Cronuts = Dornuts

Have you ever heard of a Dornut?

Pandor Bakery Dornut Chocolate

 It is a cross between a donut and a croissant.  The first time I heard of this was when I was in New York City.  Dominique Ansel Bakery came up with the original concept, they call theirs a Cronut and only make 200 a day.  People stand in line for hours for just one Cronut.

Pandor Cinnamon Sugar Dornut

 I knew that living in Orange County, CA, it wouldn’t be long before someone here would be making them.  So my search began…I found Pandor Artisan Boulangerie & Cafe in Newport Beach.  I was lucky that Saturday morning, only a few people were in line in front of me.  And even luckier they still had Dornuts {their version of a cronut}.  The guy behind the counter with the delightful french accent told me they sell out of Dornuts daily.

Pandor Bakery in Newport Beachrosemary scone from top

 I decided to also give one of their scones a try. A Rosemary & Cheese Scone to be exact. I love scones and this one was made perfectly!  The right amount of rosemary, not too overpowering and the cheese had the perfect amount of cheesiness, you could taste it but it wasn’t overwhelming.  The perfect combination.

Now back to the Dornut…

Pandor dornut chocolate from top

The Chocolate Dornut was divine.  The layers were soft yet chewy, with that wonderful crunch on the outside.

Pandor Bakery a bite of a dornut

The inside layers taste almost like a beignet with luscious chocolate running through the middle.

donuts, cronuts, dornuts Pandor cinnamon sugar dornut from top

This Cinnamon Sugar Dornut reminded me of a churro.  The outside had that sweet cinnamon sugar taste with the soft buttery inside.

Pandor Bakery in Newport Beach, CA Donuts Cronuts Dornuts

The fresh baked bread aroma from inside the bakery is heavenly.

Pandor Bakery napkins

Weather you call it Donuts, Cronuts, Dornuts, I just call it scrumpious!

If you are in the area, give a Dornut a try.  It will leave you craving more.


Artisan Boulangerie & Cafe  De provence

1126 A Irvine Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660


Disclaimer: I am not sponsored nor affiliated with Pandor Artisan Boulangerie & Cafe.  Their Dornuts and Scone were amazing and if you are ever in Newport Beach you should give them a try!


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