Tuesday, July 7, 2015

(Mostly) Homemade Donuts

This is probably the most unhealthy thing I've ever posted on this here blog.  Take dough, fry in hot oil, add butter, cinnamon, and sugar.  Eat and call that breakfast.  Avoid sugar the rest of the day from the overdose (this might not be so bad if you are sharing between more than 3 people!).  Look forward to the next time.
Luke approved
I've also called these dessert before (for my donut loving, just had a baby, sister).  And even made them while camping (with previously mentioned donut loving, but not with a newborn this time, sister).  They are easy, cheap, and delicious.  And horrible for you as previously mentioned.  But you know, as a once in awhile treat, that's ok.

Oh the boot...my second of three times in it.

Easy Homemade Donuts
yield: about 10 donuts and 10 donut holes.  How many that serves is up to you!

-1 tube refrigerator biscuits (I literally buy the cheapest I can find - about 50 cents at Aldi)
-about half a bottle of oil
-about half a stick of butter
-about 1 cup of sugar
-a generous shake of cinnamon

1) Use a bottle cap to cut a hole in each of the biscuits.  We don't buy bottled water but I have an old cap saved from time in Mexico.  Keep the holes!  Melt the butter.  Mix the sugar and cinnamon.  Line a plate with paper towels.
2) Add oil to an 8-9inch frying pan, it should be about 1/2 inch deep in the pan.  Heat over high heat for about 5 minutes.  Drop in a test donut hole.  If it immediately starts sizzling the oil is hot enough.  If not, give it another minute or two.
3) Add as many donuts and holes as can fit in your pan.  They should start browning immediately and be ready to be flipped within a minute.  I usually fill the pan and then immediately start flipping the first ones.  About the time you are done flipping, the first ones should be ready to come out.
4) Remove the donuts and place on paper towel lined plate. Add the rest of the donut/holes and repeat.
5) Once all the donuts come out of the oil the first ones should be cooled enough to touch.  Dip both sides in melted butter and then in the cinnamon/sugar mix.  Place on a plate.  Don't eat too many of the holes before they make the table (you might notice only 2 of 10 lasted long enough for the picture, I have NO idea what happened to the rest....).  Be amazed you just made donuts in about 10 minutes.  ENJOY!!!


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