Hubby has been out of town the last few days… Wives out there you will understand this: for the first two days I always love it. Bed to myself, clean kitchen every morning when I get up, no big shoes to step on by the front door. But, then there’s that moment on the third day where something really funny happens that he would love and you miss him a little.
You see, in our homey neighborhood, not a whole lot happens that’s out of the ordinary. It’s part of what we love about our street. However, there is this one guy who walks by almost everyday without a shirt or shoes and he’s always sort of dancing and bopping around to his music. This week he was doing all of the above AND singing at the top of his lungs. I was in the kitchen and heard him outside and immediately grabbed my phone to snap a picture. I sent it to Mike and it made his day – he called me cracking up and just like that I missed him!
Last night he got home and immediately dropped to the floor to greet Abby. After about 5 minutes he says “hi honey!” (I’m chopped liver people!)
They are so in love – she seriously moped around the entire time he was gone! He brought gifts! (smart man!) I swear this may as well be my catchphrase – cutest t shirt ever! Thanks Rita (the MIL)!
Anyway, about a week or two ago I pinned this donut and immediately had to make it. I have never made homemade donuts, I would have never thought of how to even do that. This is the cheater way – so, I had to try these first. Next up – full on homemade donuts with chocolate glaze of sorts or maybe maple bacon?
Have you ever made homemade donuts? What are your favorite flavors? From scratch are next – I have to try now that I’ve seen how easy the cheater version is!!
Yield: 8 donuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Home style buttermilk biscuits - Yepp, the ones in a can
Frying oil - I used vegetable oil
Brown sugar - 1/4 cup
White sugar - 1/4 cup
Cinnamon - 1 tablespoon - or more, to taste
Open the can and punch a hold out of each biscuit - you can either toss the donut holes or you can fry those up too! In a very large pan - you want tall sides - pour about an inch of oil and heat it up on medium heat. While that is heating mix together your sugar and cinnamon mixture on a place, and set aside. You will know the oil is hot when you place a wooden spoon on the bottom of the pan and little bubbles freak out around the spoon. I fried one donut at a time. Place one into the hot oil for about 3 minutes and then flip it - you will know when it's time. They grow really puffy and big and start to turn brown. Pull out of the pan and immediately place in the sugar mixture - dipping both side, then place on a separate plate - or cooling rack - to cool down. They are seriously SO hot.
*If you do not have a biscuit cutter - use a round shot glass to cut the whole in the middle and call yourself Macgyver! :)