Sunday, November 13, 2011

Easy Egg, soy, nut free Donuts

While searching for the Mini donut recipe I posted earlier, I came across an easy donut recipe and decided to give it a try this morning.  They are best eaten warm so I recommend making them in small batches.  My kids really enjoyed them.  Also, be sure you cook the donut "holes" until they are deep brown, otherwise the middle is raw.  Hope you like this easy, quick alternative.

1 can Pillsbury buttermilk flakey biscuits
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon (or to your liking)
oil for frying (I use safflower oil)

Take out the biscuits and lay a few out on a cutting board or pastry mat.  I used 4 biscuits.  Using a biscuit cutter or small glass, cut a hole from the middle of the biscuits.  Save the middle for donut holes.  Alternatively, you could have the children use their thumbs to push through to make a hole.

In a deep sided pan, heat enough oil to cover half way up the donut.  I used about 2 inches.  Heat oil until just shimmering.  Drop in donuts, brown on one side, flip. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels for a moment (to removed excess grease) then dip the donuts in the sugar cinnamon mixture.  You could also do this in a paper bag, shake donuts to coat but a shallow bowl works too.  You could also use powdered sugar.


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