I don’t know how many times I have to say this, but I’m really lazy. I hate recipes that have a list of ingredients reaching all the way to Narnia because most of the time, I won’t even have it in my house. With my luck, I’ll still forget to buy something at the store despite having a list.
I saw a recipe from Pinterest a while back where Pillsbury Biscuits were used to make doughnuts, and I got excited! I totally forgot about it until recently, when my husband Philip and I were watching Food Network and they showed a doughnut with a maple glaze and bacon. My thought? Yum! His? Yuck. I had to prove him wrong! I mean come on, it’s a match made in food heaven!
Easy Bacon-Topped Maple-Glazed Doughnuts
1 roll of Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits (I used Flaky Honey Butter)
6 strips of bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 c powdered sugar
1/2 c maple syrup
1/2 c water
1) Lay out the bacon strips on a cookie sheet. Rub some brown sugar on top.
2) Place in oven, THEN turn it on to 350 degrees F. Let it bake for about 15 minutes or until candied crisp. Crumble bacon into tiny pieces.
3) In a pan, heat up about 1/2 an inch of vegetable oil.
4) Meanwhile, cut holes in the center of the biscuits, or cut it all into doughnut holes. (I used a little dipping sauce thing I “picked up” from a restaurant)
5) When the oil is hot enough, fry one side of the doughnuts/holes. When golden brown, flip. Let them cool on a plate with paper towels (to absorb the oil)
6) Combine powdered sugar, maple syrup, and water.
7) Submerge doughnuts/holes into the glaze and let it drip off a cooling rack.
8) If you want them sweeter, dip them again in the glaze once you’ve coated all doughnuts/holes.
9) Top with bacon (they will not stay on as well as sprinkles do on an overglazed dunkin donut, but will stick just enough for you to eat)