It’s still cold around these parts, which means it’s still Donut Season! I was really hoping things would warm up and the rain would stop by now, but this Houston weather is crazy. The second you think it’s warming up it’s back to freezing the next day. I just checked the forecast and it looks like it will continue to be cold for awhile. :/
In my mind there are only a few perks for when it’s cold and that includes cute Winter Clothes and warm foods like soups, breads and donuts!! This next recipe is one I’ve been wanting to try for awhile. They are Homemade Biscuit Donuts and let me tell ya- they are DELICIOUS!! Not only were they beyond easy to make but the whole family loved them, and they were perfect for a cold day here in TX. But, let’s face it – these donuts would be great ANY time of the year. 😉
Don’t they look yummy? I love how the glaze is oozing off the sides. Mmmmmmm!
The recipe was adapted a bit from the Pillsbury website and is one we’ll keep around for awhile. It’s just so easy and perfect for when you’re craving some homemade donuts.
- 1 can Pillsbury Biscuits, non flaky
- Vegetable Oil for frying
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ½ tsp. vanilla
- Heat vegetable oil in a large pan on medium heat.
- Separate biscuits then with a cookie cutter or something similar, cut a whole in the middle to create your doughnut.
- Fry until golden brown. Let set on a plate with paper towels on it.
- Let cool a bit and then dip into your favorite topping.
- For a cinnamon sugar taste, dip doughnut into butter then into a cinn/sugar mixture (3 TB sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon)
- For a simple glaze taste, mix powdered sugar, vanilla and milk a little at a time to create a sweet sticky glaze.
I use a sprinkles cap to push out the centers.
Frying the donuts – A trick my mom always did was to use the other side of the wooden spoon to flip over the donuts and to take them out of the hot oil.
Delicious. Easy. Quick. Definitely my kind of dessert!!! 😀
You can change things up by using chocolate frosting or a cinnamon/sugar mixture, and you can always change it up with the sprinkles. We used Wilton Turtle Crunch sprinkles from Michael’s, which were perfect.
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Good thing I started with the donut holes first – the oil was wayyyy to hot and totally burned them!! Make sure your oil is perfect by starting with a hole too. 😉
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