After our illustration last week about the scary biscuit cans, I thought I’d share a recipe we use often with the premade biscuits. We eat a lot of sweets in this house, but one of my favorite sweets is definitely donuts. I can never resist them. Mr. P likes them a lot too though he doesn’t admit it. But he always wants some of mine if I buy any.
I’ve made donuts from scratch before. It’s a lot of work because you have to knead, wait for the dough to rise, shape, etc. They taste great but it’s so much work. So as a short cut, I often use biscuit dough. They fry up soft and fluffy and taste pretty good once you add glaze or sugar.
The only problem is of course someone has to open the scary can of biscuits.
- 1 can of premade Pillsbury biscuit dough (regular or honey, don’t get the flaky layers)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp water
- Pour oil into saucepan being used for frying. Turn heat to medium high on stove. Take biscuits, for each biscuit slice, divide into three chunks. Take the chunks to form round smooth balls. Once oil is heated, drop three balls in at a time, cooking evenly on both sides until dough is cooked. It takes about 2-3 minutes per donut.
- When donuts are done, remove from oil and place on paper towel lined plate. Repeat until all dough is used up. Then prepare glaze.
- Mix sugar and water in a bowl until smooth. Drizzle glaze over donuts, or dip them in the glaze. Serve once glaze has set on donuts.