This week for Pinned it, Made it! Monday I'm sharing a favorite around our house. I can't really say that I found it on Pinterest or even the internet, although there are recipes for homemade donuts all over the internet. I make them the way my mama always did and they're easy!
Canned biscuits (or homemade)
Roll up your sleeves cause this is SO hard! :)
I always use canned biscuits (the jumbo ones)....the bigger the donut the better! :)
I just pull the biscuit apart in the middle with my fingers in a nice round shape while my oil is heating on medium heat in a pot on the stove.
When the oil is heated well, just drop the biscuits in and turn them over when they start to puff up and turn lightly brown. It doesn't take long for them to lightly brown on each side, so keep a close watch. When both sides are fluffy and lightly brown, remove and place on a paper towel lined plate.
If you have a helper, you can have them mixing up your icing. Jason likes to help me with ours! If not, I would probably have it mixed beforehand.
Start with about 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of water....not too much. It's best to just add by tablespoons because you want it to be a thick paste consistency. Too much water makes it runny and it doesn't stick to the donut well. You can always add more powdered sugar if you get too much water.
If you want chocolate glazed donuts, just add about a level tablespoon of cocoa to the above mixture. It doesn't take alot of cocoa either because it will be bitter with too much.
Glaze donuts while hot.
We like the plain glazed best, but Luke wanted a few chocolate so we had to make Little Emperor happy. :)