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- Ready In:
- Cut or tear each biscuit in half.
- Roll in palm of hand to finger shape.
- Stretch and join ends together.
- Drop in hot lard at 350 degrees.
- Brown on both sides.
- Drain on absorbent paper.
- Drop in paper sack with mixture of sugar and cinnamon.
- Shake until coated.
Paula Dean made these and all she did was punch a hole in the biscuit with her thumb. I use a store brand biscuit (they have no butter) so that my dairy allergic son can have donuts. My variations: 1) melt chocolate and dip the donut (then cover with sprinkles); 2) dust with powdered sugar; and 3) fry without the hole and pipe in custard, jelly, or whipped cream. Dip in chocolate or dust with powdered sugar. YUMMY!
I have eaten these before but never made them . 5 stars for ease of making, for sure. I had these done and mostly gone in less time than it took for my oil to heat. I cut the recipe in half, using one of the small 5 biscuit tins available, making 3 regular donuts and 8 donut "holes", but cutting the 2 remaining biscuits in quarters. I will say, I think the sugar/cinnamon mix could be cut way back. I used 1 cup sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon and had well over half my mix left . Family loved it, will make again.
Super Easy and tasty! I used regular (non-buttermilk) store brand biscuits, and they taste a bit like elephant ears, but they are still really good...I'm not sure if buttermilk biscuits might taste a bit more like donuts. I made 12 donuts plus donut holes for .51 plus the cost of the oil (which really is minute b/c I already had it on hand, and it can be re-used several times for frying.) Thanks for a great, easy recipe!
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