The Chew: Brooklyn Traif’s Review
The Chew’s Jason Roberts headed to the Brooklyn hot spot Traif for a look at one of their most talked about desserts: bacon doughnuts. Have you ever had a bacon dessert? There are more of them out there than you may think. Here is how you can try them in your own kitchen.
At Traif, bacon is more than an ingredient. It’s a way of life. Traif means “un-kosher,” and the restaurant is all about bacon, which Chef Jason Marcus called “the greatest food on earth.”
I guess that is why they even put it in their doughnuts, which Marcus admitted blows people’s minds.
The Chew: Traif Bacon Doughnuts Ingredients
- 2 cups Flour
- 1 cup Water
- 35 g Butter, melted
- 20 g Bacon Fat, melted
- 2 tbsp Baking Powder
- 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 lb Bacon, sliced
- 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
The Chew Bacon Doughnuts Recipe Directions
- Make sure that melted ingredients are not hot.
- Combine melted ingredients with flour, water, salt, and baking powder.
- Flour a flat surface and your dough. Flatten to 1/2” thick.
- Cut dough using a 2” ring mold and place rings on a prepared baking sheet.
- Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Pop two holes in your can of sweetened condensed milk.
- Place can in a pot of water.
- Simmer for up to three hours, adding water when needed.
- Remove contents of can and combine with 1/2 cup water to create a syrupy glaze.
- Cut bacon to 1/4” and saute in a pan until crispy.
- Drain for at least 15 minutes to remove excess fat.
- Halve doughnuts and proof two minutes per side.
- Fry for 45 seconds on each side. Flip when puffy and slightly golden.
- Top cooked doughnuts with combined cinnamon sugar, glaze, and bacon.