Saturday, April 10, 2010

Canned Biscuit Dough Donuts and Holes

Posted by Lori:
This is a Paula Deen recipe, although I've made them for our children a few times without an actual recipe. My husband actually had fried donuts quite a bit growing up. When we first married, he decided to fry some donuts for us as a late night snack. My mom used to make fried biscuits when we went camping, but I didn't remember ever having them made into donuts. He was so proud of himself. I was excited to eat them, too, actually - that is, until he brought them to me on a plate. He had made the icing BLUE! Can you imagine?? Blue??

I suppose now - 20 years later - there are lots of blue-colored foods, but there weren't any then. It made me nauseated just to look at them. I felt bad, but I just couldn't eat them! Years later I became friends with a lady whose mother had been a home economics teacher and had retired many years before. She always told her that "blue" was the least-appealing color for food. Yep! It sure is to me!

Canned Biscuit Dough Donuts and Holes

Peanut oil, for frying (My own idea: Any vegetable oil would do)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup cocoa powder
5 tablespoon milk, divided
2 cup confectioners’ sugar, divided
Chocolate sprinkles
Colored sprinkles
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
2 cans large buttermilk biscuits

Heat 2-inches peanut oil in a large pot or dutch oven to 350 degrees F.

In a shallow bowl, stir together the sugar and ground cinnamon, set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons of milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, set aside. This is the vanilla icing. In another bowl, whisk together 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar, 1/4 cup of cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons of milk, set aside. This is the chocolate icing.

Lay out the biscuits on a cutting board and with a 1-1/2-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut out a hole from the middle of each biscuit. Fry them in the oil until golden and then flip with tongs to fry the other side. You can even fry the donut holes. Drain on paper towels and then toss in the cinnamon-sugar or glaze and sprinkle as desired.
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Jess said...

We actually fry the entire biscuit and then fill them with a melted butter and honey mixture via a restaurant style plastic bottle. They are to die for!

Lori said...

YUM! That sounds so, so good! Thanks for that idea :)

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