In case you hadn't heard, last Friday was National Donut Day. You better believe that was a holiday we celebrated at the Family Musings house!
I remembered my mom making homemade donuts when I was a little girl but had never done it myself. The process is simple enough if you aren't afraid of a pan of hot oil. I even convinced my almost 4 year old to help me. Ok, I didn't really have to convince her, she loves donuts!
Here are the ingredients you'll need to make easy peasy homemade donuts:
Tools: Hands, high sided pan for frying donuts, slotted spoon for taking donut holes out of hot oil, chopsticks for taking donuts out, and cookie cutter or other small round device (I used a medicine cup and it was perfect!)
First, you need to flatten the biscuits. Great step for the littles to help with! Then, use you cookie cutter or medicine cup to create the donut hole. Set the middle part aside because you'll be cooking this part too. The holes were everyone's favorite so if that is the case in your house, then you could just cut the biscuits into 4-5 pieces and fry those.
I suggest you have all of your toppings ready to go before you fry anything. It is best to try and add the coating on while the donuts are still hot. It will stick better that way.
Carefully add the donuts to your hot oil. I don't know the exact temperature I used, but it took about 5 minutes on medium high to get to the right temperature. If you oil is too hot, your donuts will be dark brown and empty in the middle. This is not good eats. It should go without saying, but there are 2 important steps here - 1) Keep you child away from the hot oil. This is not a job for kids. 2) Lay the donuts down in the pan away from you because the hot oil might splash and you don't want to get burned either!
Now for the close ups.
The beauty shot of my frosting.
And the powdery goodness of sugar.
These donuts take no time at all to make. And while they aren't even close to healthy eating, they are a super fun treat that you can make at home on a random Friday night or Saturday morning. I think these would be a great first day of summer treat for students who are just finishing up their school year.
*Frosting Instructions - Mix a few tablespoons of powdered sugar with a small splash of milk. Add a few drops of orange extract (or vanilla if you like a more traditional frosting), and then stir all together. It will be a little runny and that is fine. Drizzle over your favorite baked good.
Do you have any easy peasy recipes? What treats are you cooking up for your kids this summer?
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Shared by Jennifer at 6/07/2011 07:54:00 AM
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