Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday Morning, Time to Make the Donuts!

Here's a secret shortcut to a delicious morning treat. 
Sunday is a great day to lay around and hang out with family and friends.  It's also a great time to make donuts.  



I have always been a bit intimidated by making donuts.  It seemed like a lot of work, that would get nibbled up quickly.  Then I stumbled across a pin on pinterest, sharing a secret shortcut to delicious homemade donuts.  These aren't for every day, they're quite decadent but every once in a while they'll make a fun Sunday treat.

Here's my recipe from my 'pin-inspired' donut.  By the way, I got a big thumbs up from all the kids -- and Holly!

"Homemade" donuts:

1 can of pop-n-fresh biscuits, grand-style buttermilk (like Pillsbury)
1/2 stick unsalted butter melted
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
vegetable oil

(They make one dozen donuts)

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Mix sugar and cinnamon in shallow bowl.  Add melted butter in separate shallow bowl.  Set aside. You will dip fried donuts into each of these.

In non-stick frying pan, heat about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil on medium high heat.  You don't want it to smoke or burn.

Pop open your buttermilk biscuits.  Use any device you have on hand to cut a whole in the center.  I actually used the open end of a cake tip.  As you can see below. Then push it a little more with your finger to widen the whole, if you'd like.


When the oil is ready, add the donuts and cook for a few minutes on each side until golden.



Remove from oil, lay on paper towels to remove excess oil.  When they are cool enough to touch, dip each side into melted butter, then sugar mixture.




They are ready to eat!   Enjoy!