A Doughnut A Day…

Vesper didn’t have school today so I decided it would be a good day to make doughnuts.  Simple, yummy doughnuts!

There are only a few things one needs to have on hand to make these sinfully delicious nom-noms: A package of canned biscuits (it is my understanding that any type except the flaky layers kind will work).  I used Pillsbury Grands!® refrigerated biscuits:

Pillsbury Grands! Bisuits

Pillsbury Grands! Bisuits

One also needs cooking oil, butter, cinnamon and sugar.  That’s about it besides some paper towels, shallow dishes, tongs, a cookie cutter and a pan.  Yep, easy peasy!

I separated the biscuits out onto a cutting board:

Separating the biscuits

Separating the biscuits

Then used a cookie cutter to make the doughnut holes:

Cookie cutter doughnut holes

Cookie cutter doughnut holes

Next, I added the dough to about a 1/2 inch of oil that I had warming up over medium heat:

Frying the doughnuts in oil

Frying the doughnuts in oil

I allowed the doughnuts to become golden brown on one side before flipping them with a pair of tongs to brown the second side.  Once both sides were golden brown, I would remove them to paper towels to soak up the excess oil.

Doughnuts on paper towels

Doughnuts on paper towels

After the doughnuts were cool enough to touch, I dipped them in about four tablespoons of melted butter and allowed the extra to drip off.  Then I rolled them around in a shallow dish of with a cinnamon and sugar mixture.  I think next time, just for appearances, I will use a little more sugar in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.  With the heavier cinnamon, they looked a little burnt (though they weren’t at all).  They tasted divine!

Cinnamon and Sugar Topped Doughnuts

Cinnamon and Sugar Topped Doughnuts

These were SO easy to make and SO good!  Perfect for a cold, wintery day off from school!

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