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The best Cronut in town? Dominique Ansel's cult New York bakery to open in London

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If there was a bad boy of the pastry world, Dominique Ansel would be it.

The chef is the founder of the cult New York bakery named after himself and the creator of genius hybrid foods such as the Cronut (croissant meets doughnut), chocolate chip shot glasses (filled with sweet cream) and the Waffogato (vanilla ice cream topped with maple-syrup espresso).

Now, the baker has announced his next major move. He's to open his first ever shop on this side of the Atlantic in London.

"We've been silently doing our research for six months now, and I can't wait to explore more of the city and gather new ideas and inspirations," says Ansel on Instagram, where he announced the news.

The French pastry chef says: "Growing up so close to London, I never had a chance to visit until I was much older and immediately fell in love with the blend of cultures and the spirit of the place."

"I'm so grateful at the chance to share a little of what I do with you all."

We've yet to be told exactly where in London the bakery will be, but that hasn't stopped us from anticipating what will be on the menu. Here are a few of Ansel's greatest sweet inventions we can't wait to get our hands on...

The Cronut

Cronuts, a croissant and doughnut hybrid that's filled with cream and topped with glaze, had the food world raving when they were invented in 2013. The popularity of Ansel's trademarked pastries prompted a flurry of imitations around the world. Get ready to eat the originals. 

Smores

This month a pop-up Dominque Ansel bakery in Tokyo is selling every variation of s'mores you can imagine from s'mores cereal to s'mores brownies and s'mores hot chocolate. And if you're after old-fashioned s'mores, make sure you go with an empty stomach - they're the size of a burger. 

Cheese-inspired soft serve ice-cream

This Burrata soft serve cone, topped with balsamic caramel, microbasil and a whole confit strawberry surprise inside made it's debut in Miami's South Beach at the close of last year. No surprises that they sold out.

Cookie shots

 

Got chocolate wasted in NYC #cookieshot

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A round of jägerbombs could soon to be swamped for these more delightful-looking edible glasses filled with organic milk, which is cold-infused with vanilla beans for 24 hours.

Cinnamon spun rolls

These rolls are made from one long "thread" of yarn that pulls apart into soft, moist layers. It's topped with brandy-infused icing and served warm.

Now, if we've made you very hungry - very sorry about that - you can make your own Cronut at home with this official recipe from Ansel himself. 

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