Recipe: Bacon Donut Delight

 

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YIELD: 6-12 DONUTS, PLUS

PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES, PLUS RISE TIME

COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME: 90 MINUTES

 

Homemade fried yeast donuts, topped off with a sweet maple icing and bits of salty bacon.

Ingredients:

Dough:

  • 3/4C milk, heated to 115°F
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp and 1/4C granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 1/2C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Icing:

  • 2C powdered sugar
  • 1/4C pure maple syrup
  • 2-3 Tbsp water
  • 8-10 slices bacon, cooked and roughly chopped *see notes

Directions:

  1. In a glass measuring cup, combine milk, yeast and 1 tsp sugar. Proof for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, to the bowl of a stand mixer, add remaining sugar, flour, salt, shortening, egg and vanilla. With mixer running on low-medium speed, slowly add yeast mixture. Increase speed as needed, mixing until dough comes together. Dough may be sticky. Lightly grease your hands and a medium bowl with baking spray. Shape dough into a ball, transfer to prepared bowl. Cover and allow to rise in a warm location until doubled in size, roughly 45 minutes.
  3. Prepare a baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper, lightly greased with baking spray.
  4. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to between 1/4 and 1/2-inch in thickness. Cut out donuts using desired sized donut cutters (large or small. Transfer dough to prepared baking sheet. Allow dough to continue rising while heating oil in a large stockpot to 325°F, monitoring with a thermometer for accuracy.
  5. Fry 2-3 donuts at a time, cooking each side until lightly golden. Remove to a paper towel or wire rack. Repeat with remaining dough.
  6. In a medium bowl, beat together icing ingredients. Dip cooled donuts in icing. Immediately sprinkle with cooked, chopped bacon.

 

*Plan on roughly 3/4 to 1 slice of bacon per regular sized donut, give or take depending on how bacon covered you want them.

Recipe credit: http://www.bakedbyrachel.com/

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