Quick and Easy Doughnuts

Quick and Easy DoughnutsFirst off, I apologize for the lack of posts this past week. My family was on vacation, and as we rented out a great condominium, equipped with kitchen, and outdoor grill, I was still on vacation, cooking for five kids under the age of nine. Most of the cooking involved noodles, rice, and not too many twists in flavors beyond teryaki skewers of beef, chicken, and shrimp, of which created leftovers of stir fried rice. It was a fun week, but a week where I was away from my usual blog posts.

Now that I am back in the groove of things, I thought I would kick up my week with a kids favorite, the doughnut.

Who doesn’t love a doughnut? Doughnuts are great any time of day, however we feel guilty, almost, when we eat them. Why? Because we typically cannot just eat one. I know I’m guilty when it comes to that.

Let me begin by talking about my kids. Before most any meal, the first question out of my 7 year old’s mouth is ‘What is for dessert?’. It is a tough one to answer, but most commonly we have ice cream, or cookies, and sometimes cake or pie, but this time around I wanted to answer with something that would shock the little guy. I said, “We are having doughnuts tonight.” His eyes opened wide and you could tell he was super excited.

This recipe, if you want to even call it that, is super simple, and is ready in no time. I usually do not tend to use store bought, pre-made items, but this one was a must.

Ingredients:

  • Can of store bough biscuits, preferably Pillsbury Grands
  • 2 cups of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar

Begin by placing your biscuits on a cookie sheet. If you have a small enough cookie cutout for a circle shape, now is the time to use it, but if you do not have one, get out your shot glass to cut out circle shapes, in this case your ‘holes’, and place these on the cookie sheet as well. Now you should have doughnut shapes, and holes, from your biscuits! Let these rise on the cookie sheet for about 10 minutes, at room temperature.

During this time, preheat your oil on medium heat. When the oil is heated, drop in the holes, and cook until golden brown, this only takes a couple of minutes. Place these on a plate, and sprinkle a bunch of powdered sugar on them. Continue the cooking process, and powdered sugar process.

The kids had doughnuts in no time, and the little guy was happy. Talk about doughnuts on the cheap, and being able to make a simple glaze, or cover them in sprinkles, well, you know where I’m headed.

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7 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Doughnuts

  1. How funny – my sisters and I were just talking about these on Sunday, because my mom used to make them when we were kids!

  2. Oh, man. I remember my step-dad making these for us on weekends. Just the other day I was thinking about making homemade donuts and then I remembered these. They were so good! I may have to try them again soon. (Even if my hips never forgive me.)

    Thanks for sharing!
    Stephanie

  3. What a great idea! I never would have thought of that.

    It reminds me of the donuts they make at the Farmers Market in my town, they are either powdered like that, or cinnamon and sugar…so good!

  4. Wow, that brings back memories! Many years ago, when I was in high school, I worked for Wendy’s. Our assistant manager once brought in supplies to make donuts like these, which we cooked in the fryers after closing time. We got in such big trouble when the manager found out, but the donuts were wonderful!

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