Friday, February 11, 2011

What we're eating - Homemade Donuts

I found this great recipe here at "an art nest". I wasn't sure how it would really taste, but they were really good and easy to make. Just make sure the oil is not too hot or you will burn the first two... like I did. We made glazed donuts and some chocolate icing donuts (cake icing from a can). Then loaded them with sprinkles...the girls loved it! We might have well just eaten cake for breakfast, oh well, you gotta have some fun right!

You need:
1 can of biscuits
2 C. confectioners sugar
3 Tbs. water
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
vegetable oil for frying

Heat skillet on medium and pour in oil. I pour in about 1/3" deep. You just kind of have to eyeball it...

Now open the biscuits and layout on wax paper. Cut out centers with a small round cookie cutter - or anything else you can find. Keep the middles to make donut holes!

In a small bowl mix confection sugar, water, and vanilla. Set aside.

When oil is hot (I stick the end of a wooden spoon in the pan and if bubbles appear around the spoon, its ready)
carefully drop in 2 - 3 donuts at a time.
Stand right by the donuts as they will cook quickly, when one side is golden brown, flip to the other side. Tongs are really useful for this.
Take out cooked donuts and place on a paper towel.

Finally, drizzle the donuts with your glaze and sprinkle with some extra confectioners sugar.

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