Donuts <3 Olivia
These donuts are delicious and no donut pan is needed! Just a frying pan and some oil. I made my donuts with cinnamon-sugar topping, and vanilla glaze, I will list the recipes for each at the bottom. These are highly addictive and best served fresh. Note about the oil- oil is expensive so to save I keep one large pasta sauce jar filled with canola oil and I reuse when making fried food (just strain before putting back in jar).
– 1 package layer biscuits (like Grands, Pillsbury)
– Oil- about 24 oz. (I used canola, but peanut, vegetable, or safflower oil works too)
1. In a large frying pan heat the oil on medium-high until little bubbles appear on the bottom. You want there to be enough oil for about 1/4-1/3 of the donut to be submerged. I don’t heat to an exact temp (no thermometer), I just test throw a few drops of water on the oil and if it bubbles I know it is ready. Be careful- if it is too hot the oil will jump off the pan.
2. Open the layer biscuit container. Cut a small hole in the center of each biscuit like this:
3. Drop the dough biscuits into the oil, bubbles should be forming around the donuts as they fry. Fry the donuts for 1-2 minutes per side and flip, cooking until each side is a light golden brown, like this:
4. Drop the donuts on a paper-towel lined plate and let cool. Once the donuts are cool you can choose what topping you would like…
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 1/4 cup cinnamon
1. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar and dip the donuts in to coat. I chose to mix the glaze with the cinnamon sugar to create a cinnamon sugar glaze and it was delicious.
– 1 cup confectioner sugar
– 2 tbs. milk
– 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract (or a little less)
1. Mix together all three ingredients and whisk until it forms a glaze consistency. Apply to your donuts and add sprinkles if desired 🙂