Could The Magic Souffle Be The Next Cronut?

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Could The Magic Souffle Be The Next Cronut?

Dominique Ansel Bakery finally announced their newest creation: The Magic Souffle! The Magic Souffle is an orange blossom brioche filled with Grand Marnier chocolate. The dessert is considered to be "magical" as it never collapses.

The dessert's incredibly popular predecessor, the Cronut, has been a national sensation, but even before its debut, Dominique Ansel was incredibly successful.

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Dominique Ansel was born in Paris, where his father initially sparked his interest in cooking.

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At 16 years old, Ansel began formal culinary training. He went on to work at Fauchon, the renown gourmet food institution.

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Ansel gained fame when became the Executive Pastry Chef for the restaurant Daniel, which was created by the celebrity chef Daniel Boulud.

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In 2011 Ansel opened up his eponymous bakery in New York's trendy Soho neighborhood.

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Dessert Professional Magazine named Ansel one of the "Top 10 Pastry Chefs in the United States" in 2009. Time Out New York included him as one of the city's "Top Ten Pastry Chefs You Need To Know" in 2010. Pastryscoop.com awarded Ansel "Best Dessert Menu In The US" in 2007.

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Ansel received a James Beard Award nomination for Outstanding Pastry Chef at Dominique Ansel Bakery in 2013.

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Ansel gained national recognition when his pastry invention, the Cronut, fascinated and delighted foodies.

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The Cronut is a hybrid of a croissant and a doughnut. This sounds basic, but it took Ansel more than 10 recipes in two months to get the pastry just right.

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The Cronut flavor changes monthly. Since its debut in May 2013, the flavors have been Rose Vanilla, Lemon Maple, Blackberry Coconut, Coconut and Fig Mascarpone.

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Since the Cronut took off, Ansel has also created a summery frozen s'more as well.

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Everyone has been wondering what pastry will be the next Cronut.

After hosting a game of "21 Questions" on Twitter all week, the creator of the original Cronut, Dominique Ansel, kept fans guessing what the bakery's "new fall item" would be. After days of anticipation, Ansel tweeted this morning, "Wow! Three people guessed the right answer simultaneously..." Ansel then tweeted a photo of the Magic Souffle, the mysterious new fall dessert.

The Magic Souffle is an orange blossom brioche filled with Grand Marnier chocolate. The dessert is "magical" because it never collapses.

According to a representative from Dominique Ansel Bakery, the Magic Souffle was "a very difficult recipe to figure out." The recipe is so special that there is a non-disclosure agreement for the recipe technique.

Ansel explains "I don't want the creation to kill the creativity. It's not so much about making the next Cronut. It's about making something other than the Cronut." Tomorrow in the massive Cronut line several very enviable fans will receive a sample of the new item, which officially debuts on Saturday for $7.

Check out the slideshow above to learn how many tries it took to get the Cronut just right and for more on Dominique Ansel.

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