Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Day 3 of 28 Days of Doing - Easy to Make Donuts

28 Days of Doing - The Pinterest Challenge
In an attempt to DO more than PIN, I've challenged myself to 28 days of doing. I'm tackling 28 projects found on Pinterest in 28 days. You can see the entire collection of pins here.

Today's Pin: Easy to Make Donuts

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The Gist Of It All: It's a clog your arteries and forget about those 2 pounds you lost last week kinda project. Donuts made from buttermilk biscuits, fried in oil and slathered in butter and sugar. I could lie to you and say I chose this project because it's one of the most popular pins on Pinterest (which it is) but the truth is I am a donut junkie - my weakness - my chasing the dragon.  

Cost: $1.34 for a can of 5 buttermilk biscuits. I was expecting this recipe to be dangerous so I found a smaller can.

Hours: 20 minutes

Modifications: This recipe is made of the stuff a good recipe has: easy to execute and HUGE results for very little effort. The only modification I had was instead of drowning the fried dough in butter on BOTH sides I dipped only one side. Cuts down on the butter and sugar on one donut and it was easier to handle when consuming.

Other Notable Comments: The hardest part about this project was finding a circle cutter small enough to make a hole in the biscuit. If you have a small round cookie cutter, you've won half the battle friend. I ended up using a plastic water bottle cap. If I were to use this recipe regularly, which I never would because I'd be 400 pounds, I'd invest in some cute small cookie cutters. Like the author said, a star or a heart shape would be super cute.

Lastly, I believe I had my oil too hot and/or the hole was not big enough so the center of all the donuts were raw. The donut holes were absolutely perfect so if I were to do it all over again, I think I'd make more holes than donuts and turn the heat down a bit.

Oh, and these were 100% husband approved. No big surprise there. =)



Penny Princess said...

That looks so good! Been wanting to make these since I saw Sam the cooking guy make some but he didn't cut out the hole. He filled em with jelly after they were fried YUM!!!

Alison said...

OMG!!! Jelly instead of a hole, yes please!! I CANNOT make these again... they were to delicious even with a little rawness going on. If you make them, let me how they turned out.

RollerScrapper said...

nom nom nom! I love biscuit donuts...I have also made them savory by mixing them with green onion and then deep frying, kind of like a lazy man's scallion pancake

Penny Princess said...

Yum! I know I shouldn't make these cuz I'll want to eat them all! I love making mini cinnamon rolls out of crescent rolls too :-P

Alison said...

Umm, you must publish mini cinnamon rolls from crescent rolls recipe. Sounds sinfully delicious.

Penny Princess said...

Oh yea they are delicioso! Easy too just unroll the crescent dough, keep the triangles together & press the seams together to make rectangles. Butter em then sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mix over them. Roll em back up & cut each roll into 3. Bake according to package (watch em tho don't want em burned!)
Now make the "frosting":
1/4 c powdered sugar
1 tbsp milk
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
Mix ingredients & leave in fridge while the rolls bake (it thickens up a bit) Drizzle the glaze over the warm rolls just before serving! Enjoy :-)