I’ve had a lifelong affection for the donut. My first ever email address began with “donutgirl.” I don’t care if it’s doughnut or donut, just give me one… no, five.
I had a roommate from Africa who made something she called “African donuts.” They were delicious little puffs of fried pastry rolled in sugar. Ahhh-mazing. I couldn’t get enough of them. She cooked, I ate them all. She cooked again… I ate again. She finally told me to stop eating all of the donuts. So I resorted to taking one and then moving the rest around to hide the empty spot. The problem with this is that no amount of moving donuts around could hide the fact that we started with 25 and ended with 7… it’s not possible… I tried. My little 125 pound self ate as many of those awesome treats as I could get my hands on. I don’t weight 125 anymore… too many African donuts.
Then there is Krispy Kreme. Good grief… I don’t mean the kind you get at the gas station. They’re okay. I mean the moment you walk into a Krispy Kreme store and you’re greeted by a smiling man in a white jacket and Krispy Kreme hat who hands you a hot, fresh, blueberry donut for free just because you walked in the door. You take a bite and ask the man to marry you on the spot. (My husband didn’t mind… he was eating a donut.)
Did I mention that donuts are most definitely one of the worst things you could ever eat? I eat them every great once in a while. And when I do, it’s a good day.
I’ve been wanting to try the donuts made from canned biscuit dough. I think the recipe has been around for a while, I’ve just never attempted it. Rarely do I have canned biscuit dough on hand. But today was the day.
When I first heard of the idea of donuts made from biscuit dough I thought it seemed strange. I said “That’s doesn’t sound very good. It would just be like a fried biscuit…” And then I stopped mid-thought, because what in the world could be wrong with a fried biscuit?!?!? Well, nothing… unless you eat them too often. Eat these every day and before long you’ll find yourself riding your Jazzy scooter to McDonalds wearing too-tight pink sweatpants and a Walmart wolf t-shirt that no longer covers your belly button.
So now you want to make some, right?!
First of all, you’re not supposed to use the “flaky layers” type of biscuit. I did anyhow. It’s what I had on hand. I just pinched the edges together a bit before cooking to reduce separation and it worked just fine. The inside of the donuts had little layers. Not a bad thing at all.
Secondly I realized I didn’t have a biscuit cutter small enough to make the donut holes. No matter, I just used a spoon. Nothing was going to hold me back from my biscuit donuts…
There really is not a recipe here for me to share with you. Just cut holes out of the center of each biscuit, fry in vegetable oil for about a minute on each side until golden brown, then coat in the sweet topping of your choice. I did a cinnamon sugar version and the others I coated in a mixture of powdered sugar with a splash of cream to make a sweet glaze. You could also use Nutella, chocolate frosting, white frosting with toasted coconut… the possibilities are endless.
Do these taste good? Uhhhh… is Santa fat?
Yes, they taste stupid good. It’s a fried biscuit covered in sugar…
Proceed with caution. Donuts are hazardous to your health. Please enjoy responsibly.
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