My first taste of this pairing of Canadian ingredients occurred in the United States at Voodoo Doughnut. Such a sensory experience on all levels, their eclectic vibe and outlandish offerings have people lining up, down the street even at three in the morning. The Pepto-Bismol pink interiors filled with kitschy art and brass chandeliers keep your head turning as you take it all in.
You will need the time to digest all the flavours and settle on one. Peach tang, pop rock candy and fruit loop toppings are blasts from your childhood past. The pink pastry case ensconces layers of tempting tastes, with something for everyone. Their cakey, supersize offerings nestled in signature pink boxes are worth the wait. They are not stingy with the bacon or any other toppings. Addicting, one may not be enough.
Voodoo Doughnut is a fast growing chain. You can find them in Portland, Austin, Denver and Taipei, Taiwan. Not in Canada yet, hopefully it is only a matter of time. Screamingly different than Tim Hortons or your local avant garte doughnuteries, Voodoo Doughnut is an experience.
Want doughnuts without leaving home?
Here is a quick doughnut using your bread machine or your favorite egg bread recipe.
Recipe For 1-1/2 LB machine
Select Dough Mode
Add ingredients in following order:
1 Egg (beaten) and milk added to make 11 ounces of liquid.
3 cups White Flour
3 Tbsp. Butter
2 Tbsp. Sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Yeast
While the dough is mixing, crisp a pound of bacon, drain and sit to cool.
When the dough is ready, punch it down and heat oil in a frying pan or deep fryer. Taking pieces of dough about two to three inches, stretch dough into rectangle shapes and drop into the oil. Turn when golden brown. Remove and let cool. Top with Maple Glaze and Bacon.
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon maple extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
They are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea on a crisp fall day.