That was so cheesy and I only wrote it to grab your attention (forgive me).
I did take on homemade donuts this weekend while I was at home in Marietta. Its crazy how creative you can get when you’re home alone with a fully stocked fridge and pantry and I definitely took advantage!
First off….these are dangerously easy to make. I mean you could make these everyday if you really wanted because they’re inexpensive and the entire process took me maybe 20 minutes. I decided to do a basic chocolate glaze—which is so yummy and so quick—but you could get wildly creative with these. National Donut Day was also on Friday so while I am behind I wasn’t let down with my concoction!
So this sounds very strange…but you’re going to make these with a roll of biscuits, yes biscuits!
I fought to get these out of here y’all….
Normally you would use a cookie cutter or an actual donut cutter but I was a little out of luck with finding either that would be the right size so I improvised. I used the end of a clean ice cream scooper to create the hole in the dough!
SO makeshift but it worked out!
Next, I made my way to the skillet I had prepared with about an inch of Canola Oil in it over medium heat. This process of frying the dough happens very quickly so don’t leave the skillet! You’ll know the oil is hot enough when it starts to ripple and I tested out a small amount of dough just to be sure. When it starts to bubble around the sides you’re good to go!
It didn’t take long and the flipping process is easy so don’t fear! After the donuts are golden brown remove them from the oil with a slatted spoon.
I made sure to have two drying racks set up with paper towels to catch the oil! They’re going to be very hot so try not to burn your fingers when setting them out. Let them cool for about 10 minutes and while you’re waiting make the yummy glaze!
Cocoa powder, milk, vanilla, and confectioner’s sugar….yes it’s really that easy!
Combine the dry ingredients and whisk them together.
Add the vanilla extract and milk and whisk until it forms a glaze! (you drooling yet?!)
The last step is to dunk those golden beauties in your chocolate glaze. Cover them as little or as much as you want (I prefer a ton of chocolate!)
Shake off the excess chocolate and set them back on the drying rack. I quickly dusted them with sprinkles because I’m slightly OCD and refuse to not let these look beautiful. The glaze was still wet for them to stick and they looked great!
Don’t forget to dust your cooled donut holes with a little powdered sugar :)
Like I said, these are beyond easy and are such a fun treat every now and then! I decided to bring them over to the Watkins’ for them to enjoy yesterday and apparently they were delicious! Full recipe below and happy baking :)
-1 can of Homestyle Buttermilk biscuits (I used Trader Joe’s)
Fry your donuts and donut holes in an inch of Canola Oil until golden brown. remove with a slatted spoon and cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.
1/2 cup of confectioner’s sugar
2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon of milk
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Combine the dry ingredients and whisk them together. Add in the milk and vanilla and whisk until a smooth glaze forms. Dip your cooled donuts and let dry on a wire rack. Top them with any color of sprinkles! :)