Whether you crave a bit of sweetness or would like to enjoy an easy sweet treat project with your children, why don’t you consider making doughnuts? Homemade doughnuts are not only inexpensive and tasty to make, but also open the doors to many different possibilities. Below you will find a quick and easy recipe, as well as a handful of ways to sweeten your treats:
Super Easy Doughnuts
- Tube of refrigerated biscuit dough
- Powdered sugar
1. Open a tube of refrigerated biscuit dough (like Pillsbury) and separate. Lay the biscuits flat on a cookie sheet.
2. Cut a hole in the middle of each biscuit by using a small glass or cookie cutter. You can save the round doughnut centers to cook later as “doughnut holes.”
3. Heat oil in a pan over a medium high heat. Remember to use clean oil.
4. Add dough to the pan and cook – flipping over the doughnut when one side has become light brown in color. Allow the other side to cook. Do not overload the fryer – cook only three to four doughnuts at a time.
5. When doughnuts are a light golden brown color, remove from the pan – allowing excess oil to drip off.
6. If making sugar doughnuts, lightly press into a bowl filled with granulated sugar or powdered sugar. One of the easiest ways to coat a doughnut in sugar is to add a sugar or cinnamon sugar mixture to a paper lunch bag. Place a warm doughnut in the bag and shake.
Other ways to serve your homemade doughnuts is to:
- Coat with melted chocolate (with or without sprinkles)
- Dip in honey
- Spread on a fruit glaze
- Drizzle warm cake frosting or icing
- Roll in chopped nuts after adding a glaze
Freeze Your Treats
Another advantage to making doughnuts at home is that they can be frozen for later enjoyment. For the best results, place unglazed donuts in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Thoroughly freeze, and then transfer to a Ziploc bag before returning to the freezer. When you’re ready to eat, heat the frozen doughnuts in an oven at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.