Monday, February 2, 2009

Technically Homemade Donuts

We used to to have these a lot growing up but this is only the second time I have made them for my kids. Mostly because donuts are so unhealthy. But they are sooooo good. If you don't feel like making them from scratch and want a super fast way to make some yummy donuts, this is how you do it.

1 can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1 to 2 quarts oil
glaze, frosting, cinnamon/sugar, etc.

Heat the oil in a heavy bottom saucepan over medium-high heat. The oil is hot enough when you flick a little water (from a distance) into the pot and it sizzles. While the oil is heating, cut holes in your biscuits. I used a water bottle cap for lack of a better idea.
Slide the biscuit dough into the oil and cook until golden brown on one side and then turn it to brown it on the other side. Drain on a cooling rack or paper towels. While still warm, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or a glaze made of powdered sugar and milk, or heat some chocolate frosting in the microwave and dip them in.

It's important to note that the smaller biscuits work best, like the Grands Jr. Pillsbury ones as opposed to the Grands. The Grands are just too big and don't cook in the middle. I had a can of each so I cut the Grands into small pieces, but the Grands Jr. were perfect.


Rob, Brooke and Caleb said...

I am so happy you posted this! I remember making donuts in YW when I was like 13 and I have never been able to remember how we made I know! I'm going to make these this weekend!!

Rob, Brooke and Caleb said...

update: I made them and they were SO good! we ate them all in one night!

Jennifer said...

I really want one of these now...

Anonymous said...

We do these donuts every year for Halloween. We set up outside and EVERYONE comes to our house trick or treating! We also set up our projector and big screen and show the Charlie Brown Halloween on our driveway. Kids love to come, eat a donut and take a break-and watch a little movie! Some kids don't want to leave!


Nikole Mobley said...

Wow Im 14 and Im literally gonna beg my mom to make these!