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I was looking in my fridge today, while not doing my dishes and notice that I had about 8 cans of buttermilk biscuits. When I was younger my mom used to make these biscuits into donuts for us. We LOVED them. She would fry them up and cover them in powdered sugar and they were delicious! It was a couple hours until R and his cousins were due home from school so I decided I’d whip some up for them as an after school snack.
First thing you are going to need to do is heat your oil. My oil was about 1/2″ deep and I started it on medium. Use one of the centers that you cut out of the biscuits to make sure your oil isn’t too hot. You don’t want a dark outside and doughy inside.
I used a very small cookie cutter that I had to cut out the centers. A small knife works well too. 🙂
Because the holes were a little small, I stretched them a bit so they wouldn’t close up while frying.
I put four in at a time and let them turn a nice golden brown before flipping them, about 45 seconds to a min.
Now don’t those look so pretty? Remember to keep a close eye on them, you don’t want them getting over done.
I have a high heat slotted, plastic spoon that I use to take them out of the oil. A fork will work nicely also. I would advise against using tongs because those squish the donut.
As you take them out of the oil, place them on some paper towels to drain and cool. Don’t stack them because the donuts on bottom will catch all the oil and get soggy.
Now this time instead of using powdered sugar, I had a can of vanilla frosting that I thought would work perfect. I put it in a microwave safe bowl and heated it for about 30 seconds.
I used about half a can to double dip 20 donuts.
Just hold on to one side and dip the other. 🙂 After just one dip, they didn’t look covered enough so I let them sit and by the time I was done with the last one, the first one was ready to be dipped again!
While they aren’t as beautiful as the ones in the store, they tasted fantastic and I was really happy with them! I hope you all enjoy this easy little treat!
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Yum! We make a version of those but cut the biscuits and roll up into balls for donut holes. Then we either roll them in cinnamon and sugar or put a powdered sugar/milk glaze over them. In fact, we are doing that tomorrow (spring break). My kids love them.
What a wonderful idea. My kids will love these. Thanks for the easy recipe/idea!!
If you turn & twist the donut in the icing they will look just as good as the stores!(Lol I used to make them for a store.)
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