These ridiculously yummy waffle donuts are a bit sweet and salty, and a whole lot of delicious!
3/4 cup lukewarm milk
1/4 cup sugar
3 teaspoons dried yeast
3 egg yolks
2 1/2 cups plain flour, plus extra
3 1/2 ounces chilled butter, cut into small cubes
5 slices of thick cut bacon
5 teaspoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup icing sugar
Let's get Cooking...
Combine milk and a pinch of the sugar into a medium sized bowl. Sprinkle over yeast and set aside for 5-6 minutes or until foamy. Stir in the remaining sugar and egg yolks until combined.
In a large bowl add the flour. Rub in the butter to the flour until the mixture resembles a bread crumb consistency. Pour in the egg mixture and stir until a rough dough forms. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes or until a smooth dough forms.
Place into a lightly oil bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
To make candied bacon, preheat your over to 375 f. Place bacon strips on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of maple syrup over each slice of bacon. Bake for 10 minutes, flip strips and bake for another 5 minutes.
Punch down the dough and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 12 equal portions and roll each into a ball and then flatten slightly.
Spray a waffle maker with grease and place four balls on the hot mould. Press down and cook using the machines normal timing.
Once the donuts are all cooked and cooling begin making the glaze. In a bowl combine the melted butter, maple syrup and icing sugar. Whisk until smooth. Dip each waffle donut in the glaze and top with small ripped pieces of the candied bacon.