Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How To Tuesday - Semi Homemade Doughtnuts

Happy Tuesday! I am doing a bajillion things at once right now, as I pack up my suitcase and have to rush over to the airport in an hour! But I had to share this amazingly delicious and super simple doughnut recipe I found over at Pinterest...

are your eyes drooling yet? Christy's doughnuts... mine are shown later!
This yum of a picture linked me over to a recipe at Southern Plate by Christy.  When I read the ingredients, all 5 of them, I immediately gave em a try!

Canned biscuits (I got Pillsbury Grands) from refrigerated section... just do not get flaky ones!
Vegetable Oil
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon (mix your cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl)
1/2 stick of butter (melted)

Step 1:  Use something, anything you have, to make a hole in your biscuit. I used the cap from a Vitamin Water, turned out to work pretty well!

Step 2: fill a skillet with about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil, at medium heat. I over heated my oil so it was just searing the doughnuts, not cooking them. Throw in a doughnut hole as a tester to see if it's the right temp for you...

 Step 3: Put in about half your doughnuts at a time (easier for me to manage). Your doughnuts will only need about 45 seconds on each side to cook (who knew, so quick!) and little bubbles will form around the outside of the dough.  Then flip accordingly!

Step 4: Place your doughnuts on a plate with paper towels to soak up some oil. Once they are cool enough to hold, but still warm, dip them in your melted butter, then dip them in your cinnamon sugar mix. Do this for each side.  My husband and I got way too excited about this part, so we forgot to take a picture :( sorry!

Step 5: Let them melt in your freakin mouth. They were sooooo good. Mine will a little seared and not as pretty as Christy's, but they were still delicious. The little bit of a burnt taste reminded my husband and I of the Indian Frybread we would order in Tucson, Arizona... sooooo goooood

um yum
WARNING: I burnt my arm from a oil splatter, it looks like my left arm is covered in chicken pox scars right now. So just be careful getting these babies out of that pan!!  Enjoy!

I will be linking this pinterest inspired recipe over at By the Book Paper's pinterest Thursday (on Thursday, not Tuesdays!)

<3 Rachel w k..... and I'm off to catch a plane! Thank you everyone for all the birthday wishes!!
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  1. Ohhh drool. I ALMOST made these this week, but I knew you had made them so I didn't want to be a Pinterest copycat haha!! I love that they are made with biscuits. I'll have to get some at the store next week and try them. Have a fun trip!

  2. I love love love these lil donuts! I used to make them for my kids. They always had some kind of goody waiting for them after school for a snack, and this was one of them! You can glaze them with powdered sugar/milk/vanilla glaze, too!

  3. Oh my goodness, I LOVE donuts, and may have to give this a go!!!!!

  4. YYUUUUMMM!!! those look so good!!!! want to ship me some?! lol
    mindy from creative juice

  5. Wow! These look so amazing.... I am definitely drooling on the keyboard! :)

  6. Oh nooo - why did I come here??? Now I need something sweet again - wish I had some of those - they look super yummy!

  7. I'm on a diet. But these might just tempt me to snack !

  8. If you didn't tell me that it's from the fridge section, I would have thought they are made from scratch 100%! They look SO awesome and I can almost taste them! Thanks so much for sharing! Enjoy your trip away and I look forward to hearing about your trip!

  9. Wow, those look so delicious! Kind of like something you would find at a country fair - yum!

  10. These look AMAZING! A must try for the fall!