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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Easy Donuts

I love homemade donuts, it's something that reminds me of Halloween when I was growing up, probably because we made them a number of times on Halloween. When I saw this recipe on realsimple I knew I had to give it a try, afterall, we love making pride biscuits when camping with biscuit dough, why not donuts in the fall. Though they aren't quite the same as a true homemade donut, they are close enough for me!


  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 8-count package large refrigerated biscuits (such as Pillsbury Grands)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Heat 1/2 cup of the oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. Place the biscuits on a cutting board. Using a 1-inch round cookie cutter or old pill bottle, cut a hole in the center of each biscuit, reserving the extra dough for "holes."
  3. Test the heat of the oil by dipping the edge of a doughnut in the pan. When the oil is hot enough, the edge will bubble. Place 4 of the doughnuts and holes in the skillet and cook until golden brown, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes per side. Transfer to a wire rack or paper towel–lined plate to drain. Add the remaining oil to the skillet, reheat, and cook the remaining doughnuts and holes.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Gently toss the warm doughnuts in the mixture a few at a time. Serve warm or at room temperature.
    This recipe makes 8 doughnuts, plus holes.

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