DANGER: Serious Artery Clogging, Heart Stopping Recipe Ahead…..
We don’t have serious, made from scratch awesome donut shops around here. We just have Timmies. I’m totally not knocking Tim Hortons, I’m Canadian, I’m required to be a fan!
I recently came across a post about a donut shop in the states that sells a “maple bacon bar” I’ve made bacon waffles (delicious) so it only seems right to combine the 2 most amazing super bad for you breakfast items on the planet into one……The Maple Glazed Brown Sugar Bacon Donut! (I don’t recommend eating this on a regular basis!)
Maple Glazed Brown Sugar Bacon Donuts (or if you’re frightened by the bacon….just glazed donuts!)
- 4 1/2 tsp quick rise yeast.
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 egg well beaten
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- freshly grated nutmeg (about 1/4 tsp)
- 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 cups flour
- Canola oil for frying
- 4-5 strips of bacon
- Brown Sugar
- Glaze recipe (to follow)
Mix yeast, water and sugar.
Let it hang out together for a few minutes until bubbles start to form.
Add the beaten egg, butter, vanilla, flour, cinnamon and salt.
Mix it together to form a sticky dough and knead for 1 minute.
Roll out on a floured surface to about 1/2″ thick. Cut into donuts.
Cover with a towel and let rise for about 30 minutes.
While they’re rising, heat your oven to 425 degrees and lay the strips of bacon on a baking sheet. Sprinkle them with brown sugar and bake for about 20 minutes or until crispy.
Heat your oil (about 3″ deep in a large pot) to somewhere between 350-400 degrees F
Fry donuts a few at a time until they’re golden brown. Mine took 20-30 seconds on each side.
Let the donuts cool on a wire rack.
WHERE’S THAT SMOKE COMING FROM?
don’t forget you have bacon in the oven! Take it out and remove the bacon onto a plate. Don’t put it on paper towel to drain the grease, the sugar will cause it to stick!
Maple Donut Glaze
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 tbsp light corn syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups confectioners sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Maple extract (I didn’t have any of this…but next time I maple glaze donuts I will definatley buy some as the maple flavour was really subtle in these)
In a double boiler (or a bowl over a pot of simmering water) combine the butter, milk, vanilla and corn syrup. Heat until butter is melted. Add the maple syprup and confectioners sugar and whisk until combined and smooth. Turn the heat off but leave the bowl over the hot water.
Dip the donuts in the Glaze.
Sprinkle with the chopped bacon (or sprinkles)
Let them set up a few minutes before serving. Donuts are best eaten the day they’re made!