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Our Own Donuts

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Our Own Donuts
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Mr. Food's own recipe for an American classic will save you money, time and fuss. Just fry and serve your own donuts!

What You'll Need

  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 (7.5-ounces) package refrigerated country-style biscuits (10 biscuits)
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

What to Do

  1. In a soup pot, heat 1 inch of oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.
  2. Separate biscuits and lay flat on cutting board. Using an apple corer or a plastic soda bottle cap, cut out a small circle in center of each biscuit, forming rings.
  3. Place rings and "holes" in hot oil a few at a time and cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden, turning halfway through cooking.
  4. Drain donuts on paper towel-lined platter. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and serve immediately.

Preparation Tips

How about sprinkling these with cinnamon or drizzling with melted chocolate or a sugar glaze? You can even coat them with frosting then top with rainbow sprinkles!

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I attempted to make donuts before a long time ago. Needless to say, there was a lot to be desired from what the final result was. I started from scratch and that could have been the underlying problem. If I start with a package refrigerated country-style biscuits I may end up with something I can be proud of.

Tell me who does not love donuts and I will show you a person that has never had one. I have yet to meet a donut I don't like but I love Krispy Kreme original glazed when the hot sign is on. When that is not happening, I would gladly accept a knock off like this. These are also amazing.

Such a good idea. Thank you!

How would this work with east rolls instead o a biscuit. What ouu say test kitchen

Hi there! Thanks for your question--we're glad to help. We have not made this recipe with yeast rolls before, therefore we do not believe that they would be an equivalent substitution. Enjoy!

I thought my Cub Scouts how to do this way back in the 60's...good for Indian Fry bread or Donuts.....still good today..

I tried these and stuffed them with custard with a chocolate frosting .. just like a boston cream... today I will stuff them with lemon and coat them with icing sugar...

Sounds awesome! I know my 'grandchildren' will love these. I love (coconut) so will make some with coconut sprinled over a glaze or the frosting. 'little ole' Ohio cook'

I, too, have been making these for years, but I don't make a hole in the dough. I just cut the biscuit in half and fry in the hot cooking oil. Cooks really fast, drain on paper towels and take a zip lock sandwich bag filled with powered sugar and shake a few at a time in it. We call them beignets, yield 20.

Best topped with chocolate frosting instead of powdered sugar! :)

How do you make sugar glaze?

You mix the confectioner's sugar with a very small amount of milk. Add more milk later or the glaze will be to thin.

This is a wonderful old recipe been using it for years sometimes I make a small hole with a paring knife and add a teaspoon of red jelly or preserves can also ice them with confectioners sugar and just a bit of leftover coffee Great with a fresh pot of of freshly brewed coffee up here in the North

I have made these even with bisquick dough, and they can be great. Take time to make sure they are the right size to cook all the way through, and keep you oil only as hot as you need it to avoid burning. Cinnamon an sugar, fresh apples as garnish these are great!

I've been making these for years with my daughter. They quick, easy and fun and taste great. We usually do cinnamon and sugar on ours. We use the cheap, generic refrigerated rolls.

Has anyone tried to bake these?

If you bake them they will be biscuits with holes. Gotta fry them for donut taste.

For the first time making a Mr. Food recipe, I was disappointed. These tasted like deep-fried dinner rolls. Will definitely NOT make these again; make a doughnut dough in your bread machine and use that instead!

Would homemade biscuit dough work just as well?

I use to just cut the biscuits in quarters and deep fry them, drain them on paper towels, then shake them in a paper bag with cinnamon sugar.

Over 50 years ago in college - we would make these donuts in the dorm for sale "in house" Sunday mornings in order to raise funds. The easy way - just stretch to make the donut hole - no leftover dough that way. MMMMMMM - good! Just be sure to let the oil thoroughly cool before pouring out of the pan.

Try these donuts: Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, & a little milk to thin mixture. Roll hot fried biscuits in it. Oh so good!!



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