Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Browned Butter Bacon Doughnuts

Browned Butter Bacon doughnuts
No one told me when I started making doughnuts that it was habit forming. Now that I've tackled Potato Doughnuts and made a Pumpkin Doughnut topped Chili Chocolate Pudding Pie, I was feeling full of bravado and ready to face my greatest doughnut challenge. Yes, this Christmas I took on yeast doughnuts...

I don't have the best track record with yeast. I've killed more than my fair share of yeast beasts due to overheating, but with these doughnuts I got a nice double rise with a packet of instant yeast. By the time the doughnuts hit the oil however they weren't quite as poofy as I would have liked. Inspired by Blondie's drool-inducing Flex Donuts post on Midtown Lunch I dipped these in browned butter glaze and sprinkled with bacon. They weren't half-bad (though I'll admit that even cardboard wouldn't be half-bad after some browned butter glaze and bacon).

Still, there's room for improvement. So, I'll put it to you, dear readers. Do you have a great yeast doughnut recipe you can recommend? I want to perfect these babies so they are light and tender. Help a girl out!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

such a fun and amazing post

Restaurant Bruges said...

what a fabulous post

Stephanie said...

wow brown butter and bacon donuts! I don't have a yeast doughnut recipe but you've definitely got me thinking about it.

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Donuts are something that I've never made before, but I want too. And browned butter and bacon? Wow, that sounds amazing.

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