Tuesday, February 12, 2008
A successful experiment
--Easy Biscuit Doughnuts
Easy Biscuit Doughnuts
The Deen Bros. Cookbook Copyright 2007
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Vegetable oil, for frying
1 12-ounce tube buttermilk biscuit dough
1. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
2. Fill a wide, shallow pan with 1 inch of oil. Heat the oil to 370 degrees.
3. Meanwhile, arrange the biscuits on a baking sheet. Using a 1-inch diameter round cookie cutter, cut out the center of each biscuit.
4. Drop the doughnuts into the hot oil and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown, turning doughnuts if necessary. Transfer the doughnuts immediately to a baking sheet lined with paper towels and sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar. Serve warm.
Makes 10 doughnuts.
After my last doughnut disaster, I think I mentioned that maybe I should have just fried biscuit dough instead. I came across 'the recipe' in this Deen Bros. cookbook and I still had the oil from the last batch so I thought it was worth a try. Canned biscuits are cheap so there was little risk.
Well gosh these were great. Even the holes fried up nicely. They're soft and a bit chewy. They reminded me of the pizza fritas I ate growing up. They were sold at the public pool and at church picnics - fried dough covered in sugar.
I'll keep trying to make doughnuts from scratch but these were so quick and economical. I think I made 10 for about 50 cents not including the cost of the oil I reused. I made them start to finish before work and I didn't get up earlier than usual either. My co-workers scarfed them down.
Blast From the Past: Asian Pork Ribs from August 2007. Those were rich but very good.
Question of the Day: Boy or girl? Today's the day we (hopefully) find out.