Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Dad's Canned Buiscut Doughnuts

Dad used to make these ALL the time, when we were growing up.  Just randomly make a plate of them for no reason, as they were so quick and easy!  He usually tried to get us involved too.  It actually is a fun project for kids, with adult supervision of course.  Dad usually coated these doughnuts with either plain sugar, a sugar-cinnamon blend, powdered sugar, or glaze.  You can also decorate the glaze with sprinkles, of you like.

Dad's Canned Biscuit Doughnuts


1 to 2 cans of canned biscuit dough, depending on how many you want to make
Cooking oil for frying
Sweet coatings and glazes of your choice (a few ideas are down below)


1.  In a large skilled (heavy-bottom is best), pour enough oil to make it about 1/2 and inch deep.  Heat the oil over medium heat until it is nice and hot, but not smoking.  

2.  Open the canned biscuits and remove the discs of dough.  With your fingers, make a hole in the center of each biscuit and gently stretch it until the hole is about 1 1/2 inches wide.  Try to keep all sides of the dough even as you stretch.   Or use a small circular cutter to cut a circle from the middle and save the holes to fry them as well. 

3.  Carefully lay the dough rings in the pan of hot oil, in as much of a rounded shape as possible.  Do a few at a time if you wish, but not too many.  They should not over crowd the pan.  Fry them until they are golden brown on the bottom.  Carefully flip them over and fry until the other side is golden brown.

4.  Remove the doughnuts from the oil and place on paper towels to drain. 

5.  Cover in your favorite coating, and enjoy hot!   Keep your favorite coatings standing by.

Some coating ideas are listed (and pictured) below, both dry and glazes.  Dry, you just keep in in a shallow dish and flip the doughnuts in it.

Plain sugar coating (1/2 cup of sugar)

Cinnamon-sugar coating (1/2 cup sugar with 1 tsp ground cinnamon)

Powdered Sugar (1/2 cup powdered sugar)

Glazes and sprinkles (clear, chocolate, maple, colored, sprinkled or nuts), recipes below:

 You can also make them in different shapes like a twist or braid.  Or omit the hole in the middle and just put a filling in the center with a pastry bag after cooking (jelly, pudding, custard, etc.).

Here are some simple glaze recipes, just mix the ingredients and dip! Add sprinkles or nuts if desired, immediately after dipping:

Clear Glaze:
1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4 tablespoons hot water or as needed

Chocolate Glaze: 
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons milk or water
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract.

Maple Glaze:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup water

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