Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thank You Paula Deen

I did not fall off the face of the planet...
I was just consumed in grades and Parent Teacher Conferences for the last two weeks...

I'mmm baaaccckkk!!!!

Whoop! Whoop!

I woke up this morning to this fabulous little treat,
as I reintroduced myself to my family as their wife and mother!

Andy & AJ MADE (as in not from the store) doughnuts...
from canned biscuits!

Back the bus up!
Did I just say from canned biscuits?!

Yes, I did
they were A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!


2 cans large buttermilk biscuits

Peanut oil, for frying

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup sugar


2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided

5 tablespoons milk, divided

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup cocoa powder

Colored sprinkles


Heat 2 inches peanut oil in a large pot or Dutch oven...(or a whole lot of oil in a Fry Daddy if you are like us and truly felt it was a need as opposed to a want) to 350 degrees F.

In a shallow bowl, stir together the ground cinnamon and sugar and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup of confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons of milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, set aside. This is the vanilla icing. In another bowl, whisk together 1 cup of confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup of cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons of milk and set aside. This is the chocolate icing.

Lay out the biscuits on a cutting board and with a 1 1/2-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut out a hole from the middle of each biscuit. Fry them in the oil until golden and then flip with tongs to fry the other side. You can even fry the donut holes. Drain on paper towels and then toss in the cinnamon-sugar or ice and decorate with sprinkles, as desired.

Eat them all because you can't stop yourself!

Oh, how I have missed you Blogland!

It feels good to be back!


jessieg said...

Yum, and a little dangerous. Welcome back!

Lisa said...

how fun! my family was excited to have fried tortillas tonight (lots of hot oil and store-bought tortillas) with dinner, but would have much preferred donuts.