Mmm Donuts!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I loooooove donuts! Krispy Kreme, Supermarket, Duncan, glazed, sprinkled, long john's, filled, I love them all! Well... not all, I don't like cake donuts or those weird fritter/bear claw things. My favorite donut is just a plain glazed donut... followed up by a glass of milk, then a filled long john. That's my Saturday morning order when Justin goes to buy breakfast. I am such a lucky gal :-)
Every now and then I treat my family to "homemade donuts". It's really just fried biscuits with glaze but there's something about these donuts. They are very light and I smother them in a Krispy Kreme copycat glaze. They are the best donuts!! I made a double batch this morning (that's 20 donuts and 20 donut holes), we only have 6 donuts remaining and those will be gone by the end of the night... you see why I don't make them very often! We can't help ourselves, they are so good!

4-8 cups of oil for frying (the oil needs to be at least 2 inches deep)
1 refrigerated tube of 10 biscuits (the smaller tubes, not Grands. I use Pillsbury Country Style biscuits, they come in a 4-pack)
1/4 stick butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk

Start warming the oil in a pot on the stove. I set my stove on 5 (medium heat) and my oil takes around 20 minutes to warm up. I test the oil by dripping a drop or two of water in the oil. If the water crackles and pops then the oil is ready! Don't turn your heat higher than medium or your donuts will burn in .2 seconds.

For the glaze. Melt the butter in the microwave and add the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Stir until combined.

For the donuts. Use a small circular cutter (the cap of a 2-liter works well) to cut circles in each biscuit.
Place a few donuts in the oil and cook until browned (1-2 minutes). Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes until browned.
Just look at them! Crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside... excuse me while I go eat another donut!

Pull the donuts out of the oil and set them on a cooling rack (or paper towels) to drain the excess oil. While the donuts are warm, dip them in the glaze.
Flip the donut to get some glaze on the other side... you wouldn't want that side to feel left out!

Use a fork or tongs to lift the donut out of the glaze and to shake off excess glaze.
Place on a cooling rack (or plate) to cool and store. They don't really have to cool off, we eat a couple while they are warm!

For the donut holes I fry them and then shake them in sugar instead of using glaze. Growing up, my mom and dad would make these sugar donut holes, I was the official sugar shaker back then!
Here they are all lined up and looking gorgeous. I love this picture because it only looks like this for .2 seconds. Once the smell reaches the boys' room they all come running out and start scarfing donuts like it's a contest.
Justin and the boys like glazed donuts.
I prefer these little sugary spheres though. I could eat all 20 myself!


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Esther said...

That looks sooo good! I totally get how you would be able to eat so many of them :) What do you do with the leftover oil though? Thanks.

Carrie said...

Thanks Ester and Katie!
I keep the leftover oil to fry with later. Sometimes I pour it into an old butter tub to store and other times I leave it in the pot (covered with the lid) for a week or two.

I know this sounds terrible... but if I'm going to fry something then I'll plan a couple other fried items. So this week I'll make a few fried items to get my monies worth out of the oil ,-)

tracym2303 said...

YUM! This is how we used to always make our doughnuts when I was little. I still love them, just don't make them anymore for some reason. We even use the same glaze, minus the butter.

Misty said...

I can't believe that those are made from canned biscuits! They look like they came from straight from Krispy Kreme! My mom's homemade donuts never looked anything like this growing up, and I've never tried to make them myself. Donuts have become such a popular item on food blogs lately and I've been wanting to give them a try. This is definitly going to be my recipe!

teresa said...

oh you should be proud of these, how pretty! and they look amazing, i love donuts too!

Jennifer said...

I just got finished making these and could not keep them made up! Everyone kept eating them as soon as they were glazed! They are delicious!

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Gorgeous pictures...I had forgotten all about these little beauties!!! Thanks for the post.

The Daily Smash said...

I cant wait to try these yumm I have all the ingredients. But one question. Can you make them with the large buiscits? Or would it not work out the same??


Anonymous said...

I am not a fan of Krispy Kreme...Love those cake donuts and the bearclaw things, haha! However...these donuts look so stinkin' good! Yum! My family might be in for a treat this weekend ;)

The Daily Smash said...

Yummy I made these last night they were so easy and a huge hit with my husband and boys. I linked the recipe back to you on my blog. Thanks for sharing and keep the yummy recipes coming.


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Looks awesome and very nummy!

Rachel said...

I've always wondered how complicated it would be to make homemade donuts and can't even believe that yours are made from canned biscuits...they look FABULOUS! My husband and kids would be in heaven if they came down and found these for breakfast!

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What kind of oil do u use??

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Ana said...

I was just about to make them and SUPER excited but when I looked for the biscuits country style, I couldn't find it!!!!! they were one called home made... is it the same? Please help I can't wait to them :)

Carrie said...

Hi Ana
The homemade biscuits work great! I've used all the Pillsbury biscuits and I can't ever tell the difference ,-)

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Thank you SO much!! :)

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Omg....bomb...i dipped em in glaze then, cinnamon sugar...omg delicious

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Bree said...

I have seen this posted many times by different people & never really gave it much thought. I couldn't imagine that they would be very good, made from canned biscuits. So maybe I paid attention to your post because of your beautiful pictures & I am so glad I did. WOW. I was amazed at the results. I didn't glaze mine but tossed them in cinnamon sugar instead & they are delicious. After my oil had heated I had 10 tender, tasty doughnuts & holes in a matter of minutes (well now I only have eight) & they're all mine. Thanks for posting this. I will be enjoying these often.

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