Donut Bourbon Bacon Burger

Chef Nicole Rhone Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina


  • 2 1/4 oz packages of yeast
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk (scalded then cooled)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour


1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a 2 1/2 quarter bowl.
2. Add milk, sugar, eggs, shortening and 2 cups flour.
3. Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping bowl consistently.
4. Stir in remaining flour until smooth.
5. Cover and let rise until double, 50-60 minutes.

Dough is ready when indentation remains when touched. Turn dough onto floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour.

6. Gently roll dough 1/2-inch thick with floured rolling pin.
7. Cut with floured doughnut cutter.
8. Cover and let rise until double, 30-40 minutes.
9. Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350°.
10. Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula.
11. Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface.
12. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side.
13. Remove carefully from oil (do not prick surface); drain.

Bourbon Bacon

  • 4 pcs thick cut bacon
  • 2 oz bourbon bbq sauce


1. Toss bacon in the sauce and place on a sheet tray and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Bourbon BBQ Sauce

  • 1/2 onions minced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup bourbon whiskey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


1.In a large skillet over medium heat, combine the onion, garlic, and whiskey. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Mix in the ground black pepper, salt, ketchup, tomato paste, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar.

2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20 minutes. Run sauce through a strainer if you prefer a smooth sauce. Cool and use for the bacon.

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