9/23/2008

10 Minute Doughnuts

10 minute doughnuts?? Oh, yes!!! These are also called Semi-Homemade Doughnuts but for some reason I feel better about myself if I don't use the words "Semi-Homemade". We made these. At home. Ha!
Little C and Baby H were sleeping when Big C came home from school. She wanted to whip up a dessert for dinner and I remembered this recipe from Make and Takes (her blog is fabulous). All you need are a few ingredients. This was a fun way for us to have an after-school chat.


Fastest Doughnuts in the West
Ingredients:
--1 can biscuit dough (or homemade if you're feeling wild)
--Small circle cutter (we used a water bottle or you could use the cup that comes with Children's Tylenol)
--1/2 cup cooking oil (we like Smart Balance)

Garnish (choose your favorite):
Powdered sugar, for dusting
Cinnamon Sugar
Sprinkles
Powdered Sugar glaze (mix powdered sugar with a little water and lemon juice until desired consistency)

Directions:
Put oil in a large skillet and turn on medium high heat. If you are using a very large pan, you may want to add more oil, you want the doughnuts to be half covered with oil when cooking. Open biscuit can and separate onto a cutting board. Using circle cutter, cut out the center of the biscuits (be sure to cook the centers, too, for tasty doughnut holes!). Big C wanted to do a tutorial:

video

Place doughnuts a few at a time in oil, watch carefully and turn over when bottoms are browned.

Place on a baking rack with paper towels underneath it or drop in cinnamon sugar. Garnish as desired. We went with half of them cinnamon sugar and half a powdered sugar glaze with sprinkles. We gobbled up the doughnut holes and saved the doughnuts for dinner. Big C was so proud to share her special dessert! So, grab a can of biscuits and enjoy some after-school chattin'!:)