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Monday, July 22, 2013

Homemade Not-Donuts

I am, quite frankly, shocked at all the recipes I've seen lately for the whole biscuit "donuts" I've seen everywhere.  I wasn't aware this was a huge revelation as this is something that's been done in my family since my grandma used to make them for my mom when she was a kid, so even though make them every few months or so, I never thought to blog it.

The only reason I'm blogging this now is that I'M not going to piss down your back and tell you its raining like every other blogger I've read that's done these and tell you they taste like the best donuts you've ever had.  They don't.  They don't even taste like donuts.  They are delicious, but they just taste like something that sort of resembles donuts.

First step is to get some sort of frying substance going.  Get a fairly deep skillet or saucepan, put that puppy on the heat (I use high - I have a ceramic burner stove and it just doesn't heat up like a lot do, so you may have to play with the temperature).  I used butter this round.  I usually use whatever cooking oil I have on hand, but I was out, so I decided to be evil.

While that is meting and/or heating, mix up some things to dunk them in once they get done frying.  I used plain sugar for some and cinnamon sugar for others, which is what mom and grandma always used.  However, I got a bright idea and decided to try something a bit different, so I also made a cocoa powder/sugar mixture.  BEST.  DECISION.  EVER.

Once your butter or oil is nice and hot it is time to get started.

Carefully add your canned biscuits to the oil.  A lot of people take the time to cut them into little donut shapes, but they don't taste like donuts, so I don't bother.

Fry them until they are golden-brown all the way around (this one I left in a second too long), then pull them out of the oil with tongs and let the excess oil drip onto a plate for a minute - but just a minute.  You don't want to put them on a paper towel to dry, and if you do, not for too long, because the sugar mixes won't stick.  Once the majority of the oils drip off, plunk it in the sugar mixture and roll it around.

Drizzle with chocolate syrup and you're done!

Here's one of the plain sugar ones split apart so you can see the inside.  It does get fluffy and nice, and they do cure a sweet tooth, but...They don't taste like any donuts I've ever had.

All in all, these are definitely worth making, but if you expect donuts, I'd say you'd be disappointed.  If you make them just expecting a tasty treat, then you're golden!



  1. Its like how my family makes Donut Muffins. Not a donut, not even close, but omg the noms. and really, you blew my mind with the cocoa/sugar mix. MUST TRY

    1. Do. It was just a stab in the dark, but it was jaw-droppingly good.