This is a recipe I found on Hormel’s Pinterest page. The Hormel family of products has an excellent Pinterest section with so many fantastic recipes, this particular one was on the Bacon page. YUM!
Maple Bacon Doughnuts Recipe
- 1/3 cup water, heated to 105°F. to 115°F.
- 1 (1/4-ounce) package dry active yeast
- 3/4 cup plus 1/3 cup milk, divided
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 tablespoon maple flavoring or vanilla extract, divided
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 12 slices HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® Maple Flavor Bacon, cooked
- Canola oil, for deep-frying
- Place warm water in small bowl. Sprinkle yeast over water; let stand 5 minutes.
- In small saucepan, heat 3/4 cup milk over medium heat until warm; remove from heat. Add 1/3 cup butter; stir until melted. Stir in 2 teaspoons maple flavoring.
- In large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar and salt; make well in center. Add yeast mixture, milk mixture and egg. Mix until smooth dough forms. Turn out onto floured work surface. Knead 5 minutes or until smooth dough forms. Or use dough hook of electric mixer until smooth dough forms and pulls away from side of bowl.
- Brush inside of medium bowl with oil. Place dough in bowl; cover. Let stand in warm place 1 hour or until dough is doubled in size.
- On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 10×5-inch rectangle. Cut dough into 10 same-size bars; cover. Let stand 10 minutes.
- Cook bars in batches in 350°F. oil 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown; remove to paper towel to drain.
- To make maple icing, in small bowl, combine powdered sugar, remaining 1/3 cup milk, the melted butter and remaining 1 teaspoon maple flavoring, adding more milk if needed to make smooth consistency. Spread icing over warm doughnuts. Top with bacon before icing sets. Let stand 5 minutes or until icing is set.