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a poor man’s donut recipe

February 6, 2012 by momm7540
I woke up this morning craving donuts. But, not just any donuts.
The most amazing , crispy on the outside, soft and warm on the inside donuts. Donuts that will keep you going back for more…which , probably, isn’t a good thing.
My greatest memories of my childhood were of my time spent at my Grandmas house
My greatest meals were always at the same place, my grandmas. This recipe is one that my grandma used to make for me and I still enjoy to this day.
Using a can of cheap-o biscuits
take each biscuit and poke a hole in the center using your thumb. With a little twirl of your your hand , widen the hole.
Heat oil in a pan to 375 deg. and drop in “donuts”
Donuts should almost immediately come to the top of the oil. As they start to firm and puff up turn them over.
Fry until both sides are golden brown.
Remove from pan , drain on paper towels, drizzle sugar glaze over the top and enjoy!
refrigerated biscuits
50/50 mixture powdered sugar and water
oil for frying
Heat oil to 375 degrees F
Remove biscuits from container
Using your thumb puncture a hold in the center of each biscuit , gently pulling to create a large donut size hole
place donut shaped biscuits into hot oil , careful not to crowd the pan
After the top starts to firm and puff up , turn them over.
Allow both sides to turn a golden brown.
Remove cooked donuts from pan and set out on paper towels to blot away the excess grease
wisk together equal parts powdered sugar and water (1tbsp water 1 tbsp powdered sugar)
drizzle sugar over warm donuts
optional: After donuts have cooled sprinkle more powdered sugar over the top .

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11 Responses to “a poor man’s donut recipe”

  1. Those are the best! My mom used to make them for us when I was a kid. We also used to make them in girl scouts. They were always a favorite for breakfast!

  2. Childhood memories are the best!! My mom used to make these for us too!! Then she'd let me and my sisters sift them through sugar and cinnamon….yummy!!

    Now I want to make some when I get home, I'll have to call my mom so I can make some for her….lol!!

    Have a lovely week and thanks for sharing.

  3. I think I will make some of these for afternoon coffee time today.They sound so easy.

  4. That is so smart! Wow! I just told my husband and we're trying these…well, soon…we're trying to diet! Thanks! xo wendy
    ps..following your new Linky Followers now too!

  5. Nancy says:

    How simple and they look so delish!
    I must try it. Thanks!

  6. Kim says:

    This looks yummy! Will have to try this one. I'm your newest follower and also following you on the new Linky Tool. If you get a chance, I would appreciate the follow back! Hugs, Kim

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Cant wait to try these and the others!! Look delish! Thanks for sharing :)

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