Recipe | Making Donuts from Pillsbury Canned Biscuits

PhotobucketI thought of these last night as I was wandering around Fry’s…….. I picked up biscuits for the kids .. and an extra can so we can make them this week.

Just last year I started using my canned Biscuits for Biscuit Donuts.

This is what you’ll need:

Biscuits, canned (Pillsbury)
Oil for frying
Sugar (granulated)
Candy Thermometer (or your best judgement)
Drinking Glass
Paper Towels, for draining
Hefty OneZip

Getting Started is easy:

  1. Take your biscuits out of the can, separate them, and lay them on foil on the countertop.
  2. In the meantime, I want you to get out a pan – a pot or a saucepan, and put about 2″ or so of oil in it. Please please please make sure you don’t leave it unattended – and even more, turn the handles in on the stove so the little ones don’t pull it down!
  3. Use a round glass or a medicine bottle to cut into your biscuit. Keep the outside – that ‘ll be your donut. Keep the inside, you can fry that too  — that’ll be your donut hole. Just roll the center hole and shape it in a ball – to resemble a donut hole.  
  4. When the oil is hot – about 375 degrees with a candy thermometer, gently slide the biscuits in,  & fry the biscuit (or look alike donut) about 1 minute on each side. Gently flip. Fry about 1 minute on the other side.
  5. Take out the biscuit donut, and the biscuit donut hole, and lay them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain them.

At this point, you have 2 options:

  • You can glaze them, with chocolate or buttercream…
  • You can do what I do and toss them in a Hefty OneZip and shake them up with a mixture of cinnamon & sugar.

If you do the glaze, it’s super easy.  Use a few tablespoons of butter, melt on stove with a good 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, then stir in powdered sugar, a bit of vanilla & a bit of water.

Super easy, super yummy…….and guaranteed to make you a hit with your kids. I promise!

  • Samantha

    Yummmmm! Thanks (:

  • Donn Fuller

    can you move the share widgit it pops up right over what you want to read…

    • sherylcuevas

      The widget I can’t move unfortunately; it’s in the left margin – I suggest changing your screen resolution; it is in my left margin – it’s not supposed to go in the “post” area, that is, unless your resolution is wonky then it will.