>> Monday, January 05, 2009

Whoever said Pillsbury buttermilk biscuits just had to be biscuits?

Give these a try on a snowy day and serve them with hot cocoa. Your kids will think you are a magician.

Ordinary biscuits go from this:

to this:

And you can even make these:

Buttermilk Biscuit Donuts
from Paula Deen


Peanut oil, for frying (Canola is good too)

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
Chocolate sprinkles

2 cans buttermilk biscuits (I use the ones that come 10 to a can because they make mini donuts and mini donut holes. But you can also use the larger biscuits if you want bigger donuts.)


Heat 2 inches of oil in a large pot or Dutch oven 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 1/4 to 1/2-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter (or any small circle you can find), cut out a hole from the middle of each biscuit. Fry them in the oil until just golden and then flip with tongs to fry the other side. Be careful not to cook them to long. 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.

So make them for someone you love and watch the magic happen!


BeccaH January 6, 2009 at 7:47 PM  

Those are inspiring! Thanks for sharing - they look delicious!
Happy New Year!

Barbara Bakes January 6, 2009 at 8:05 PM  

This is such a clever idea! My boys would love to make them!

Changeling January 6, 2009 at 9:42 PM  

You've done it again, Sarah! These are amazing! They look like they just rolled off the conveyor belt at Krispy Kreme. We're going to have to get you a "hot donuts now" sign to put in the window. Can't wait to try these. Be will probably get some calls with questions!

Debbie January 6, 2009 at 11:34 PM  

Seriously???!!! They look so good. I'm going to have to give them a try. With my little grandson.

Donna-FFW January 8, 2009 at 10:07 AM  

Absolutely awesome!! I am soo trying these with my children this weekend. Thanks for the fantastic idea!!!

Karly January 8, 2009 at 7:40 PM  

Mm, this is my favorite way to use biscuit dough! I like them just rolled in cinnamon and sugar. Soooo good! :)

Anonymous January 8, 2009 at 9:00 PM  

yummm.....when do you have the time to do this. Look really good Sarah!!

Francijn Brouwer January 31, 2009 at 4:55 PM  

Haha, I like your donut holes :-) Came here to search for tuiles, but found donuts.

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FoodGuru March 9, 2009 at 11:20 PM  

That looks really good in then end, but i have to say they kida look like molded clay in the begining. I still have to try them!

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