Bacon Cheddar Doughnut Holes: Football Foodie Brunch
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Recipe type: Snack, Breakfast
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) milk
  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tablespoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 strips (about 4 ounces) bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup or so of freshly grated cheddar cheese, preferably medium or sharp
  • A few stems of fresh thyme, about 1 teaspoon of leaves
  • Powdered sugar and maple syrup for serving
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking powder. In a smaller bowl, mix together the milk and melted butter, then the egg.
  2. Slowly stir in the milk and egg mixture into the dry ingredients until fully combined. Fold in the cheddar, bacon and thyme.
  3. Fill a heavy skillet or dutch oven with oil until it's about 2 inches deep. Heat to 350º.
  4. Working in small batches, use either a cookie scoop or a large spoon, drop the dough in 1 to 1½ balls into the hot oil cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Flip over to cook the other side.
  5. Set the cooked doughnut holes on a cookie sheet lined with paper towels to drain and keep warm in a 250º oven while making the next batch.
  6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup.
Recipe by sarah sprague at http://sarahsprague.com/2011/09/16/bacon-cheddar-doughnut-holes-football-foodie-brunch/