This is the recipe that I have been excited about all week. Maple bacon cake donuts. I ordered a donut mould online and it came in yesterday!
For this recipe, you will need:
2 1/3 cups flour
4 2/3 Tbsp corn starch
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
Mix your ingredients together. This will be a wet batter, not a dough.
Remember what I said about a certain order making the batter smoother? I didn’t do that. But I did have a whisk, so I got it smooth eventually!
Since I was making Maple BACON donuts, I also needed to make some bacon!
Chop it up and mix it into the batter too. Mmmmm…
Now you can ago ahead and pour the batter into your donut moulds.
(In theory) You can also add more flour and make a dough for frying these. I plan to try that method next time to see if I get more of the traditional donut texture.
Pop your donuts in the oven at 425°F for about 20 minutes.
Now chop up more bacon!
While those are baking, you can use this time to make the glaze. I took 2/3 cup sugar and mixed it with 1/4 half-n-half. Stir that over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Now add maple syrup to taste. Yum.This particular glaze will stay sticky on your donuts, but it is DELICIOUS.
When the donuts are done, turn them out onto a cooling rack.
When they are cool, you can go ahead and dip them into the glaze. You can also pour the glaze over the top but it’s a lot messier and not as pretty.
Now, that second batch of bacon you chopped? Put it on top. Right onto the glaze.
These donuts are cakier than I would have liked, but they were still delicious. I will be tweaking the recipe to see if I can get the texture right, but I’d say it’s not bad for my first time ever making donuts.
Also It is a very basic batter. Feel free to add cinnamon, nutmeg, or whatever else you want to it.