Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Laziest Recipes Ever: Biscuit Donuts

I have a few recipes in my arsenal that I'm embarrassed by.

They're quick.
They're yummy.
They're easy.

But seeing as how they're basically methods of dressing up box mixes and heat-to-eat items, they're hardly worthy of being called a 'recipe'.

However, Pinterest has positively exploded with these kinds of edibles, and as a frequent pinner I can't seem to escape the descriptions of "EASIEST THING EVER USING STORE-BOUGHT DOUGH!" "SIMPLEST RECIPE MADE WITH BOX MIX- SOOO GOOD!" for recipes with names like "Garbage Bread", "Slutty Brownies" and "White Trash Dip".

Sometimes, I'd like to get on my soapbox with my homemade wontons and shake my head at the 'semi home-made' methods....but it's hard to climb up on a box when I'm stuffing my face with things like this and this.

Add to that list these lovelies, and I'm pretty much part of the 'slutty-white trash-garbage' cult:

Biscuit Donuts:

1 tube refrigerator biscuit dough (not flaky/layered!)

Oil (for frying- so vegetable, peanut or coconut are good options)

1 stick butter, melted

1 cup cinnamon/sugar mix

Heat oil in a dutch oven, wok, or large pan over medium heat.

Remove the biscuits from the tube. Cut each biscuit into quarters for 'donut holes', or punch out the middle of each donut using a shot glass/small cookie cutter for traditional donuts.

Test the oil temperature by dropping a small amount of biscuit dough in the pot: bubbles should quickly form around the dough.

When the oil is hot enough, beginning frying your donuts. Allow the underside to turn golden brown (~2-3 minutes) before flipping to the other side (~2 minutes).

Place donuts on paper-towels and allow to drain/cool for a minute. Dip donuts in melted butter, and then toss in the cinnamon/sugar mix. (Frostings, glazes, or powdered sugar dustings are also acceptable). Serve immediately.

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