If you’re a donut lover then you know if you want a fresh, hot, melt-in-your-mouth donut for breakfast you’re gonna have to haul your butt outta bed, get yourself dressed, hop in the car and drive somewhere.
You can stop by the local Speedway and get Krispy Kreme donuts that were made sometime within the last 48 hours or so, or you can run into Walmart and get donuts that come in frozen.
But the local selection is nothing compared to a REAL donut, made out of real dough, piping hot out of the fryer and dripping with sugar or glaze.
Since everybody loves donuts – especially when they’re hot and dripping with sugar – and since everybody has a few cans of Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits in their stockpile, we thought we’d give you our favorite recipe for Homemade Doughnuts. You’ll never get dressed before breakfast again!
Homemade Biscuit Dough Donuts
What you’ll need:
Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits
Vegetable oil Large cooking pot
While oil is heating, lay out biscuits on counter or cutting board and use a 1 ½ inch cutter to cut out a hole in the middle of each biscuit.
Set “holes” aside to fry for donut holes.
Let donuts rest for about 30 minutes before you start frying. If you fry them as soon as you open the can they’ll be too wet and they’ll absorb oil while they’re frying.
Heat 2 inches of vegetable oil in your cooking pot over medium heat until it’s 350 degrees.
Fry donuts in oil until golden brown then turn. Remove when both sides are golden and place on paper towel to drain oil. Don’t forget to fry the donut holes, too.
Toppings: Granulated sugar or Cinnamon and sugar – Toss donuts while they’re still warm in sugar or a cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Powdered sugar – Toss donuts in powdered sugar while they’re still warm and then toss again after they cool.
Vanilla icing – Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 Tablespoons of milk and ½ teaspoon of vanilla. Ice donuts warm for a glaze or wait until they cool if you want more of a frosting texture to the icing.
Chocolate icing – Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder and 3 Tablespoons milk. Ice donuts warm for a glaze or wait until they cool if you want more of a frosting texture to the icing. Decorate with sprinkles, chopped nuts, coconut – if you can get to it before they’re all gone!