Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Maple Bars

Who knew making this classic breakfast donut at home was so easy?

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It's the most wonderful time of the year: AUTUMN! It's still 90 degrees in Tennessee, but I can still daydream of cooler weather that usually comes in October. Fall makes me think of pumpkin everything, caramel apples, and maple foods. I appreciate anything pumpkin. I am not a fan of maple really. I'm a weirdo who will eat a small amount of the fake sugary maple syrup (just enough to give it flavor, no extra on my plate), so I didn't expect to like these. On the other hand, Nick loves maple. LOVES it. The real stuff, not the fake stuff. He loves maple candies, maple beer, maple vape juice, maple bacon...just all the maple. These were more for him because they are his favorite donut. In the end, I actually really enjoyed them too. The flavor to the icing isn't overwhelming to me and made for an absolutely delicious topping to the fried biscuit portion of the donut.

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What you need:
For the donut:
  • 1 tube refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 2 cups vegetable oil, for frying
For the icing:
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk 
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. maple extract
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  1. Make icing by melting butter, brown sugar, and milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, turn heat to low and let cook and stir for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  3. In a skillet, heat 1-inch of vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Stretch biscuits into logs gently.
  5. Once oil has heated, add logs, a few at a time, and cook until golden brown on each side.
  6. Once golden brown, place onto a wire rack with a paper towel underneath.
  7. Back to the icing, add powdered sugar, salt, and maple extract and whisk until smooth.
  8. Dip donut into icing or pour icing onto each donut and then let cool for a few more minutes.
Recipe from Rumbly in my Tumbly

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If you are like me and don't love maple, but think it's necessary with some breakfast foods, check out these Puffins - which are pancake muffins that have a bit of syrup in them! Or if you prefer bacon with your maple, these Baked Maple Bacon Donuts from Crumbs and Chaos definitely seem like the right choice :)


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