We don't fry much food in our house. Aside from the obvious fact that it is not good for you, it also leaves this carnival like smell on your clothes and through your house. At least that is what my sensitive nose picks up. We love fried chicken from Chick-fil-a or in our dinner from Fulin's but that is about it.
So this recipe was a little difficult for me. I had a hard time keeping the oil the right temperature and knowing the right amount to use. But in the end I ended up with some pretty good looking donuts!
I was hoping Colin would want to decorate them, but he has no interest. He didn't even eat one. It didn't hurt my feelings though - he never eats donuts.
This is Paula's Deans recipe off of the Food Network website.
Peanut oil, for frying
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
5 Tbsp milk, divided
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cans large buttermilk biscuits
Heat 2 inches peanut oil in a large pot or Dutch oven to 350.
In a shallow bowl, stir together the ground cinnamon and sugar and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 2 Tbsp of milk, and 1 tsp of vanilla extract, set aside. This the vanilla icing. In another bowl, whisk together 1 cup of confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup of cocoa powder, and 3 Tbsp 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.