Delicious Doughnuts, or Why Didn’t I Do This Sooner?

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I’ve seen so many recipes for biscuit doughnuts and thought, “I should try that one day,” but I never did. The other morning I wanted something sweet, and thought doughnuts would hit the spot. Now, the homemade recipe I have takes about 2 1/2- 3 hours. It involved yeast and rising and cutouts and more rising…. So, I decided, what the heck. I have biscuits, I have a sweet tooth, let’s do it.

It was so easy I could slap myself for not doing it sooner! 20 minutes start to finish, and I may have played some games on my phone while I was making them. So, here’s how I did it:

3 Easy Ingredients:
1 Roll Grands Biscuits
Cinnamon- sugar seasoning
Oil for frying

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Start by heating a few inches of oil to 325 degrees F.

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Lightly sprinkle your work surface with flour. Make sure to flour your rolling pin, too. Roll out your biscuits, one at a time, to the size of a small pancake.

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Make a hole in the middle of the flattened doughnut. My husband hasn’t yet seen fit to buy me the cutter set I keep hinting at, so I used a tip from a decorating bag. Does the job.

When you’re finished, place the doughnut, and cut out hole, on a lightly floured surface until you’re ready to fry.

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Test your oil by gently dropping the holes in first. They should begin frying immediately, and take about 30-45 seconds to brown. Mine actually flipped themselves, which I thought was pretty cool. But if they don’t, flip them.

Remove them to a paper towel for a few seconds, then you have an option, you can either sprinkle them with a sugar cinnamon combo on each side, or put your mixture in a dish and roll them around, coating all sides.

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Repeat the same steps with the doughnuts. The only difference is when they begin to puff up, they’re pretty fragile, so be careful. I used a spider to flip and remove mine after my tongs ripped a hole in 2 of them. You will see the bottom browning. Flip it, and if you need to flip it again, that’s fine. The doughnuts take around a minute per side or so. Remove them to a paper towel, drop the next few, then dust the finished ones with sweetness.

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And, now, it’s time to ENJOY!!! I’ll be trying powdered sugar icing, caramel, and maybe chocolate ganache as toppings next time. I’ll update if it works out.

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Posted on April 9, 2012, in Breakfast, Desserts and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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