Of course, you can stop by the local Speedway and get Krispy Kreme donuts that were made sometime within the last 24 hours, or you can run into Walmart and get donuts that come in frozen. But the local selection is nothing compared to a REAL donut, made out of real dough and fried in oil and dripping with sugar or glaze.
Berea resident, Marie Rowland, has been serving hot, fresh homemade donuts to her family since Hector was a pup and these donuts are so easy to make you can fry up a dozen in no time. And, just like a real donut shop, you’ll even have donut holes when you’re done!
Since everybody loves donuts – especially when they’re hot and dripping with sugar – this is the perfect recipe to kick off our Breakfast in Berea recipes.
Homemade Biscuit Dough Donuts
What you’ll need:
Large, canned buttermilk biscuits
Large cooking pot
While oil is heating, lay out biscuits on counter or cutting board and use a 1 ½ inch cutter to cut out a hole in the middle of each biscuit. Set “holes” aside to fry for donut holes. Let donuts rest for about 30 minutes before you start frying. If you fry them as soon as you open the can they’ll be too wet and they’ll absorb oil while they’re frying.
Heat 2 inches of vegetable oil in your cooking pot over medium heat until it’s 350 degrees.
Fry donuts in oil until golden brown then turn. Remove when both sides are golden and place on paper towel to drain oil. Don’t forget to fry the donut holes, too.
Granulated sugar or Cinnamon and sugar – Toss donuts while they’re still warm in sugar or a cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Powdered sugar – Toss donuts in powdered sugar while they’re still warm and then toss again after they cool.
Vanilla icing – Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 Tablespoons of milk and ½ teaspoon of vanilla. Ice donuts warm for a glaze or wait until they cool if you want more of a frosting texture to the icing.
Chocolate icing – Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder and 3 Tablespoons milk. Ice donuts warm for a glaze or wait until they cool if you want more of a frosting texture to the icing.
Decorate with sprinkles, chopped nuts, coconut – if you can get to it before they’re all gone!
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