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The Office’s Maple Bacon Donuts Aren’t That Hard – Really!

May 5th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Maple Bacon Donuts served at The Office in Delray Beach /photo by Carline Jean, Sun Sentinel

Why not maple and bacon together in donuts? Picture your pancakes, with syrup that’s drizzled onto the bacon. Same thing.

I got the recipe for The Office (Delray Beach) restaurant’s notable dessert, Maple bacon donuts, for my Sun Sentinel readers in today’s column. I love donuts – and they just aren’t that hard so I don’t know why more people won’t give it a try. Nothing tastes like the ones hot from the fryer – this one food has made millions of dollars for Krispy Kreme. (It’s not the donuts that are so good – it’s that they’re served hot out of the grease.)

Adding bacon was simply inspired. Throw in a Valrhona chocolate dipping sauce and coffee creme Anglaise, and you’ve got a serious sweet finish.

Here’s the story – and the recipe is beside it in the Related box.

Tags: Baking: Cheap therapy · Sun Sentinel column

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Terri Turner // May 5, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Where’s the bad part? Bacon and donuts? My two absolutely favorite foods!!!!! Lay it on me!!!!!!

  • 2 Jan Norris // May 13, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Several readers wrote in to say this recipe is copied from Voodoo Donuts of Portland, Ore. – popularized on Tony Bourdain’s show, No Reservations.
    Chefs are notorious for copying great recipes from other successful chefs. Copyrights for recipes are difficult to obtain – it’s like creative thought copyrights. Formulas (Coca-Cola, KFC’s spice mix and McDonald’s Secret Sauce) are easier to lawfully protect. Few chefs that aren’t corporate have the time, money or inclination to get this done.
    So the copying continue. Good or bad, they’re out there.

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