Oh yes we did!! We just made the most delicious Gluten-Free Maple Bars ever!!! You can too. Just follow these simple instructions and you're on your way!!
1 pkg Gluten-Free Heaven Donut Mix
Yeast Packet (Included with the donut mix)
1 1/3 c. cold milk (or dairy-free)
6 Tbsp butter (or dairy-free), softened
2 eggs (or egg replacer)
1 tsp vinegar
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Vegetable oil for Frying
Extra Gluten-Free Heaven All Purpose Flour for rolling
MAPLE FROSTING (Adapted from Butter with a Side of Bread)
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp milk
1 Tbsp corn syrup
2 tsp maple extract
2 cups powdered sugar.
DIRECTIONS - DONUTS
In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in milk. Add all other ingredients. Using an electric mixer, beat on low until dough is smooth and thickened, approximately 4-5 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
Cover and chill dough for at least 30 minutes (While the dough is chilling, prepare the glaze/frosting). Uncover chilled dough and place on decently floured surface. Knead dough in flour until it looses it's surface stickiness. Using a floured rolling pin, roll out the dough till it is about 1/2 inch thick, maybe thicker depending on preference. Cut the dough into large rectangles (2"x4" approximately - depending on preference).
Place each bar on a floured/lightly greased pan, in a warm area and allow the donut to rise (approximately 30 minutes)
Heat the oil till it reaches approximately 350 degrees F. Place each bar into the hot oil for 30-90 seconds on each side. Flip when it has reached a medium brown color. Repeat with all the bars.
Let cool for 2-3 minutes before frosting and serve warm
DIRECTIONS - MAPLE GLAZE/FROSTING
In a small sauce-pan, combine butter and brown sugar. Whisk in milk and heat for approximately 5 minutes, stirring frequently until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.
Remove from the heat and add corn syrup and maple extract. Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time, whisking until smooth between each addition. If necessary you can add a teaspoon of milk. The glaze will begin to harden if you leave it sitting, this is what you want to have happen. Keep the maple glaze warm on the stove, whisking occasionally until you're ready to frost the donuts.
Frost the bars with the maple glaze and voila, you have a sweet treat that you've been dreaming of for a long time.