Friday, August 15, 2008

Donuts!

I'm a HUGE donut fan, I mean if there is one food out there that I have a major weakness for, it has to be donuts. Lordy do I have to watch my around them.

But when I have a craving for them, I just have to have one.

I'm going to pick up the kids from school in about 30 minutes, but I had promised Nicholas to make some donuts for them as an after school snack, so as a good mommy, I stuck to my part of the deal and I whipped these up in 20 minutes.

You want to make some too? I bet you have all the ingredients on hand!


BISCUIT DONUTS

2 small cans of buttermilk biscuits
oil for frying
2 cups powdered sugar
5 tablespoons of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla or maple essence
1/4 cup cocoa powder
Sprinkles (optional)


Open the can and pull out the biscuits, then using your fingers poke a hole in the middle and stretch it out until it resembles a donut. Repeat with remaining can.


In a small bowl mix 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla or maple essence and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix well.....this is the maple glaze.

In a separate bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons of milk and 1/4 cup of cocoa powder, mix well....this is the chocolate glaze.


Heat about 2 inches of oil to 350ยบ. When the oil is ready, pop the biscuits in there, you have to watch them though cause they cook really fast.....

as soon as they start to brown, flip them over.

Drain them on paper towels

Let them cool down a bit and then dip them in the different glazes....I personally LOVE maple. YUM!


ENJOY! But make sure you control yourself, it's very easy to pop one or two, or three into your mouth before you realize what you've done. Don't say I didn't warn you LOL

12 comments:

  1. These look delicious! I am going to add them to my menu plan for next week...do you think they would suffice for dinner? :)

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  2. Yes Krisintn, I think they would LOL At least in my house!

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  3. Wow, who knew you could make doughnuts out of biscuits? I'm so trying these!

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  4. This is something my mom used to make for us growing up. She didn't put a hole in the middle, but she did them in oil and we'd dip them in sugar or jam. My grandma has some italian name for them but I can't remember how to spell it.

    My youngest daughter loves donuts and we are going to actually try making homemade ones since the more we read about how many calories are in the store bought kind the scarier it gets.

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  5. This is something my mom used to make for us growing up. She didn't put a hole in the middle, but she did them in oil and we'd dip them in sugar or jam. My grandma has some italian name for them but I can't remember how to spell it.

    My youngest daughter loves donuts and we are going to actually try making homemade ones since the more we read about how many calories are in the store bought kind the scarier it gets.

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  6. How fun and yummy...we must try this!
    Deb at www.shellinyourpocket.blogspot.com

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  7. that is so SMART! thanks for sharing.

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  8. OMG! My granny used to make these for us kids, she'd use her thimble to put the hole in the middle and she'd cook up the holes too.....such fond memories!

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  9. I just made these and my son remarked that they are the best thing he has ever tasted!

    I did want to ask though if the middle is supposed to be doughey. I cooked them for about 60 seconds per side until they were nice and brown but some of the middles are a big sticky.

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  10. These look delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

    ~Susan

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  11. Oh my goodness! WOW!! I had no idea you could make donuts at home and it was this easy!! I am so excited to give this a try!!!!

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  12. Wow, they look just like store-bought! My husband loves donuts, so I'm going to try this for sure! They look heavenly. They must taste pretty good too.

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