as you may know, i am not much of a cook.
i am trying, but still.
but donuts? i am the queen of homemade donuts.
they are simple, quick, and super cheap.
and your kids will love you 10 times more for this.
there’s a good chance you already have all the supplies on hand for this!
here’s what you need:
biscuits – i bought the cheap 89 cent version and they were great. but you could always spend $3 for the grands and get bigger donuts.
some sort of vegetable oil
paper or plastic (ziplock) bag
step 1 – heat up the oil in a pan. i can’t tell you how much oil exactly – it depends on the size of your pan. but you want it to be about 1/3-1/2″ deep. heat it on medium high.
step 2 – while the oil is heating, cut out your donuts. now as a kid, we always just got the biscuits and quartered them, making bunches of donut holes, but my kids wanted “real” donuts. so we found a small round object to cut out the holes with – the lid to our cinnamon and sugar shaker! it worked perfectly!
step 3 – check the oil. to make sure its hot enough, take a tiny drip of water and flick it at the oil. if it starts to pop then its ready. if not, then maybe turn it up a teensy bit. you don’t want it too hot or the donuts will burn quickly.
step 4 – carefully set in the donuts and the donut holes. the oil will most likely splash and pop, so be careful! i only do a few at a time because these suckers cook so quickly, like in seconds. there is no walking away from the stove.
just wait a few seconds and watch the dough brown, then flip over with tongs and brown the other side. when both sides are cooked, take out of the pan and drain on the paper towel pile you’ve set next to the stove.
step 5 – after the donuts have cooled a little, put them in a bag with about a 1/2 cup or so of sugar
and shake the heck out of it!
step 6 – enjoy! these suckers will go faster than you can make them, and they are best when they are warm, straight from the sugar bag!
seriously, go make these. your kids will adore you for it!