We have Nemo the Blizzard upon us, and I figured, what better way to keep a terrible two occupied than to make donuts (okay, so it’ll only keep her occupied for about 15 minutes…tops…). I saw this on the food network as I was flipping around one night, but didn’t think much of it. I told my mom I was thinking of trying this out as more of an activity for Z, than a recipe that the family would enjoy. She relayed that this was actually something she used to do often in her childhood. Okay, so now it’s tradition…right? Now that I’ve made them once…I’ve decided a couple things…I’m going to find it hard to actually buy another donut again…I’m making these the next time I invite people to brunch…imagine the toppings possibilities…
With that said, I bring you biscuit donuts. The easiest dessert, breakfast, activity, thing that will make you and your tummy SO happy on a day you are stuck inside.
I made sugar donuts and sugar donuts topped with chocolate frosting and sprinkles.
What you’ll need for the donuts:
1 pkg of ready made biscuits
1 cup of vegetable oil for frying
What you’ll need for the chocolate frosting;
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 tbsp milk
1/2 package of hot chocolate
I opened the biscuits and hand cut a hole out of the center because I also wanted to make munchkins. If you don’t want munchkins, just stick your finger in the middle and stretch to make a hole. Prepare a bowl of sugar, a bowl of the chocolate frosting if you so desire (you should desire…it was pretty amazing), and a bowl of sprinkles (or coconut, or chopped nuts, or…you get the point).
Mix the chocolate mixture. I had Z do this with a mini whisk. I added all 3 ingredients and had her whisk until the mixture was nice and creamy, set aside. I set up an assembly line with my in charge of frying, sugar and chocolate dunking (because the donuts would still be hot) and Z is charge of the sprinkles bowl.
Make sure your oil is hot before you add a donut. You can tell it’s ready by sticking a fork or knife in the middle, and little bubbles will form around it. When the oil is ready, add a donut. I tried to add a couple donuts at a time to speed up the process, but it’s really hard to get the assembly line done, so I would suggest one at a time. When my oil got hot I actually then reduced the heat to medium-high just to avoid the donuts burning. They take not more than 30 seconds a side, flip with tongs. When done, immediately put into sugar and coat. Then dip in chocolate. I only did one side of chocolate so it would be easier for Z to handle the sprinkle part. I then passed the donut onto a serving platter where she decorated to her hearts content. If you want toppings, make sure you do this right after you add the chocolate or else it won’t stick. I’m sure you can make a vanilla mixture by removing the hot chocolate, adding vanilla extract instead. They were so freaking good. No joke, go out and make them. Make a TON of them. Let me know how you make out.