Piggie Small's Bacon Old Fashioned and Maple-Bacon-Donut Balls
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- 1 1/4 C confectioners' sugar
- 3 Tbsp whole milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 C frying oil
- 1 C whole milk
- 1 C maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 2 C all-purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 4 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 C melted butter
- 1 handle of Treaty Oak Red-Handed Bourbon
- 2 packages of Pederson's bacon
- 1/2 C shredded Gouda
- 1 bottle of Angostura Bitters
For Bacon Infused Old Fashioned
- 1. Cook 5 strips of bacon. Pour all bourbon into a large bowl. After bacon is cooked, put all of the fat and grease along with the bacon into the bowl full of bourbon. Cover and allow to sit for 5 hours. Put the bowl into the freezer overnight. After it's frozen, filter out the fat and bacon with a coffee filter or other fine filter.
- 2. Mix 2-3 oz of the bourbon with 1 Tbsp maple syrup and 3-4 dashed of the bitters. Stir, add ice, and stir again.
- 3. Garnish with a strip of bacon and 1 Bacon Gouda Donut Ball
For Bacon Gouda Donut Balls
- 1. Make the maple glaze by mixing the confectioners' sugar, 2 Tbsp milk, vanilla extract, and 1/4 C maple syrup. You'll want the consistency to be thick and drip just a tad after the balls are dipped.
- 2. Have 1 package of the bacon cooked, dried, and finely chopped.
- 3. The Donut Ball: In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 1 C milk and the egg. In a larger mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar, 1/2 shredded Gouda, and about 1/5 the finely chopped bacon. Then combine the wet mix with the dry mix. Mix thoroughly and add the melted butter until you have a soft dough. Heat oil in a pot to about 350 degrees, and using a cookie scoop, drop one ball at a time out of the dough into the hot oil and fry on each side until they are a dark golden brown. Put them on a cooling rack until completely cool.
- 4. Adding the glaze and coating with bacon: After the donut balls have cooled, dip them one at a time into the glaze making sure they have been completely coated. Immediately roll in and pat in the bacon bits so that all you can see on the exterior is bacon then move back to rack for another 15 minutes. After coated, drizzle with remainder of maple syrup.
- Put a small slit in the donut hold with a knife so it can be added as a garnish to your drink.
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