Doughnuts... from refrigerated biscuit dough??? Only Paula Deen would come up with this one. Literally all you do is pop open the biscuits, separate them, cut a hole out of the centers (I used a bottle cap for this), and fry them up. Ready in about two minutes. I dipped mine in vanilla and chocolate frosting, drizzled them with extra frosting, and topped 'em off with some sprinkles and a generous helping of candy corn (festive, right?). You may be thinking that doughnuts made from biscuit dough wouldn't, couldn't, definitely don't taste like doughnuts... well, I am here to tell you, these taste pretty much identical to a Krispy Kreme (now I have only had one Krispy Kreme in my entire life, but from what I remember, these are pretty similar). They have that great doughy doughnut texture, and are SO delish when served warm. I recommend making them before the rest of the family wakes up and timing it just right, so that as everyone stumbles into the kitchen after rolling out of bed, you are there to greet them with a smile and a plate full of fresh made doughnuts (they'll never know you spent all of five minutes making these). You could also serve them warm with sauces/frosting on the side and let the kiddos decorate them however they see fit. This recipe is an all around winner, enjoy!
Biscuit Dough Doughnuts (glaze recipes follow)
1 tube refrigerated biscuit dough (I used homestyle)
Oil for frying
Heat about 2 inches oil in a large pot or dutch oven to a temperature of at least 350 degrees. Mine hit about 360 and did great! Cook really fast though!
While oil is heating, separate biscuits and cut a hole in the center of each one. I did this with a soda bottle cap. Set middles (soon to be doughnut holes) aside.
Watch out for splatters!
When oil has reached the proper temperature, fry the doughnuts and doughnut holes one at a time until light golden brown.
Flip half way through so that you get both sides nice and fried. Remove from oil using a slotted spoon or tongs and set on paper towels to drain.
Coat with cinnamon and sugar or frost and sprinkle (see glaze recipe below)
Vanilla Krispy Kreme Style Doughnut Glaze
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup powdered sugar
Whisk together vanilla, milk, and sugar.
Dip doughnuts in glaze. Top with sprinkles or candy.
Chocolate Doughnut Glaze
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons milk
Whisk all ingredients together.
Top with sprinkles or candy.
Cute little doughnut holes
Yum! Here's to a delicious weekend!