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MAN BAIT- Whiskey Bacon Donuts

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We all know the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. If you want to successfully compete with steak & beer, then you need to bring out the big guns: donuts, bacon and whiskey!

Ingredients:

Donuts:
donut recipe adapted from secretdonutrecipe.com

2 cups flour

1/2 cup warm mashed potato

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup warm milk (not hot) 

pinch of sugar

5 tsp. yeast

Canola Oil for frying + 2 tbsp

1 cup milk

pinch of sugar

Candied Bacon

1/2 cup golden brown sugar

1/2 to 1 tsp. Cayenne pepper

8-10 Bacon Slices

Whiskey Glaze
inspired by Saveur magazine's Maple glaze- I left out the maple syrup & added whiskey

To taste- 3-5 tbsp high quality whiskey

2 cups confectioners sugar

1/4 cup heavy cream

pinch of kosher salt

5 tbsp. Whiskey

Make the Dough:

To make the donuts, start by gathering all the ingredients. The donut recipe suggests baking the potato in the microwave, but I boiled mine. Either way will work. Clean and peel your potato. Bake in the microwave for five minutes or boil for 10-15 or until tender. Mash the potato. You will need 1/2 cup for this recipe. 

Next, you need to make a milk mixture by warming 1 cup of milk in the microwave for a few seconds or on the stove. You want the milk to be slightly warm. Not hot. Once the milk mixture is warm, remove it from the heat and stir in 5 tsp. of yeast and a pinch of sugar. Stir and let the mixture sit for 5 minutes until it bubbles. 

Next, in a kitchen add mixer bowl,  combine the flour, sugar, salt & potato. Next, add the milk mixture and 2 tbsp. of Canola oil. Using the paddle attachment, knead the dough for three minutes. The dough was really sticky, so I added a few extra tbsp. of flour as needed.  You can also do this step by hand. Remove the paddle attachment and cover with saran wrap. Place a cool damp cloth over the top allow the dough to rise for at least an hour. 

Make the Candied Bacon:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Combine 1/2 cup of brown sugar with 1/2- to 1 tsp. pf cayenne in a large bowl. Stir the mixture until no sugar clumps remain. One bacon strip at a time, press one side of the bacon into the mixture and coat it. Place it on a  baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Repeat with the remaining bacon strips. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the bacon is crispy or done to your likeness. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Cut the bacon into bit size pieces. 

Back to the Donuts: Once the dough has risen, punch it down and lightly flour your work surface & rolling pin. Roll the dough out and use a donut cutter or glass to cut out the circles. Allow the dough to rise again while you heat up the oil. 

In a deep cast iron skillet, pour in the canola oil. You don't need to put in too much. Just enough to cover the donuts. The oil should be about 360 degrees. You can do a test run with the donut holes. 

Place the donuts in the oil, three at a time. Flip the donuts over after 8-12 seconds and allow the donut to get golden brown. Remove the donuts with a heat safe spatula and place on a rack to cool. 

Make the Whiskey Glaze:

Combine whiskey, confectioners sugar, heavy cream & salt in a bowl. Whisk until smooth. 

Glaze the donuts:

Dip the donuts face down into the glaze and using a circular motion with your wrist, coat the donut. Top immediately with the candied bacon sprinkles. 

cheers!















 
jbrown1202 years ago
It's a trap! Oh well on nom nom
adoyle52 years ago
How many donuts does this make?
HollyMann2 years ago
Amazing!!!
tferrin12 years ago
I made these, and they were incredible!
lmnopeas (author)  tferrin12 years ago
Awesome!
monster_m2 years ago
yummy
lmnopeas (author)  monster_m2 years ago
Thanks!
ugh... almost bite my monitor
miss_totoro2 years ago
Wow this looks amazingly delicious i want to just eat one right now! By the way, Congratulations :)
lmnopeas (author)  miss_totoro2 years ago
Thanks!
Add a good cigar, and a cup of coffee... hooked.
groovymama2 years ago
Congrats!
lmnopeas (author)  groovymama2 years ago
Thanks!
moonchylde2 years ago
Get a man, and in five years he'll drop dead of a heart attack,and leave you all his money. Brilliant!
darrenhall2 years ago
Donuts - Bacon - AND! Whiskey - - yup what he said - - marry me - or adopt me - where did you think of that out of this world idea.

Big, big respect.

DZ
lmnopeas (author)  darrenhall2 years ago
Thanks Darren!

JDEVONE2 years ago
OMG! This recipe looks very tasty. I have to try it although I am not good at making donuts, I will give it a go. It will be so fun to eat my many mistakes. Thank You for this Instructable. J
lmnopeas (author)  JDEVONE2 years ago
Thanks! This was my first time making donuts. This recipe is pretty foolproof. Let me know how they turn out.
mrclueless2 years ago
I envision this recipe being able to elicitt a marriage proposal.. :-)
lmnopeas (author)  mrclueless2 years ago
Absolutely! :)
So this is why i haven't been getting any action lately... Or maybe cuz my arms look like bacon strips ;/ i will definitely try this method!!
As a man I can tell you this.
If you were to make these for desert after either a steak or shepherds pie dinner you are going to get some action :D
lmnopeas (author)  ray742 years ago
Man Bait! ;)
ray742 years ago
These look incredible :)
lmnopeas (author)  ray742 years ago
Thanks!! :)
ringai2 years ago
I'd have to make the glaze with maple syrup ;-)

What an awesome recipe!
lmnopeas (author)  ringai2 years ago
Thanks!

If you make the maple syrup glaze, use 1/3 cup of maple syrup.
Mmm! I want to make donuts :D
lmnopeas (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
:) Worth every calorie!
sunshiine2 years ago
I love the title! They look very yummy!