My youngest son is a HUGE fan of doughnuts. He talks about doughnuts, he writes homework papers about doughnuts, he dressed up as a Krispy Skreme Doughnut Zombie for Halloween.
Imagine how upset he was when all our area Krispy Kreme shops closed (he really hates Dunkin'). He was in doughnut mourning. I think he wore black for a week.
Enter How Does She... with a great semi-homemade doughnut recipe that was said to resemble our beloved K.K.! Well, we got right to work and I now have a happy boy!
Gather up your ingredients for:
1 can of Grands Homestyle Biscuits
Crisco or oil to cover bottom of pan 1/2 inch deep
Heat oil on med/hi heat for 8-10 minutes.
Separate biscuits and cut holes using a cookie cutter or any other round object on hand (Gatorade lid?). I like to wait until my oil is hot before beginning this. I want my dough to be nice and cold when it hits the oil.
Carefully set dough into hot oil and cook for 20-30 sec. per side. Use a fork to flip. Mine got a little "floaty" when they were ready to flip.
Remove and cool on a rack.
When you can comfortably touch them, dip doughnuts in glaze (I like to totally cover the whole doughnut.)
Or chocolate ganache (1 cup milk chocolate chips + 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream. Microwave in 30 sec. increments. Stir til smooth.) You can then dip in sprinkles if you don't live in an anti-sprinkle home like I do.
They passed the taste test. Here is the verdict, straight from the doughnut connoisseur himself:
"Pretty good! They aren't as good as Krispy Kreme, but they are better than Dunkin'! Can we make them again tomorrow??"
We tried them later when they cooled and they were still pretty good and moist! These are a great option for a special occasion breakfast around here.