Saturday, January 5, 2013

Maple bacon doughnut recipe

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Breakfast is hands down the most popular meal in my home. We joyfully celebrate "brinner" whenever possible and have been known to nibble on cold cereal for snacks. The best part of breakfast is bacon, of course! This recipe includes a combination of breakfast favorites-doughnuts, maple and bacon. Enjoy and remember to share these hedonistic treats.

BACON MAPLE DOUGHNUTS
Doughnut Ingredients
  • 1 package active dry yeast, 2 1/2 teaspoons if using from a bulk package
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • oil for deep frying
Directions
Combine warm water and yeast in a small bowl and stir until yeast is dissolved. Set aside and allow yeast to rise for about 5 minutes, until foamy. Mix together all remaining ingredients, except the oil, in a large mixing bowl. When the yeast is ready to use, add it to the mixing bowl and mix on low speed until a soft dough forms. Turn speed up to medium high and beat the dough for three minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl and sprinkle the dough with flour. Cover bowl with a clean, dry towel and place in a warm place. Allow the dough to rise until doubled in size, approximately 90 minutes. When doubled, turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll out with a rolling pin to a half inch thickness. Using a 3 inch round cutter, cut out as many doughnuts as you can. Place cut doughnuts on a lightly floured baking sheet and cover once again with the towel. Allow to rise in a warm place for an additional 30 minutes. When doughnuts are ready, pour 2 1/2 inches of oil in a heavy stock pot and heat to 350 degrees F. Fry doughnuts until puffed and golden on both sides, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and allow oil to come back up to 350 degrees before frying the next batch. Drain doughnuts on paper towels and allow to cool before frosting.

MAPLE FROSTING
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons maple flavor
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
Directions
Place butter and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until fluffy. Slowly add remaining ingredients and beat until well combined.

To make doughnuts
Once doughnuts have drained and cooled, spread each with maple frosting then sprinkle liberally with bacon crumbles. Serve immediately.
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