Dirty Beignets

Call Them Fastnacht Donuts or Beignets, Just Make Them Today!

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices of GODSHALL’S Maple Flavored Turkey Bacon Diced Fine
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 packet dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 Cups of white flour plus a cup for working dough later
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of Ceylon Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups of vegetable oil to fry in.

Instructions:

  1. Dice and lightly brown 6 slices of Godshall’s Maple Turkey Bacon Set aside. Warm milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat until small bubbles appear on the milk’s surface. Slowly add Buttermilk and then remove from heat, stir in yeast and brown sugar.
  2. Pour the milk mixture into large mixing bowl and set aside. In another bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, Cinnamon and salt, 
  3. Add dry ingredients to milk and mix on medium speed, Use a dough hook or sturdy blade and mix until the dry ingredients are moistened, 3 to 4 minutes. Bring  speed up to medium and keep mixing until the dough forms a loose ball that still collapses wet when mixer stops; add lightly browned bacon bits and mix until evenly distributed in dough. Remove and cover the mixing bowl, placing in a warm dry space for about one hour.
  4. Pour vegetable oil into a handled pot until there is about 2″ of oil in the bottom. Heat on Medium until a drop of water sizzles and pops.
  5. Flour a work surface and empty the dough onto it. Cover the top of the dough so it can be handled. Fold dough in on itself until it forms a ball and punch the ball down. knead the dough back out into a flat expanse about 3/4 inch thick. Using a very sharp knife, cut the dough into squares or diamonds- yield should be around 36 pieces.
  6. Gently place dough into hot oil (if you drop them you WILL get burned). turn after about 2 minutes or when golden. When both sides are golden, remove to a paper towel lined tray.
  7. Toss in powdered sugar and enjoy!