Canned Biscuit Donuts


Canned Biscuit Donuts

Have you ever made canned biscuit donuts?  It’s a fun, semi-homemade way to make donuts.  We’re planning on making them tomorrow morning for Christmas breakfast.  I’ll probably set up the fryer and make the icings sometime today.  So tomorrow, when the grumbling of the kids’ hungry bellies finally overcomes the excitement of Santa’s arrival, I’ll be ready to roll.

These donuts can be eaten plain or decorated any which way.  I’ve included quick recipes for vanilla and chocolate icings.  The donuts are also good coated in cinnamon sugar.  But my youngest, Blair, and the hubby insist they’re best dusted with powdered sugar.  They say it makes them taste like beignets!

Merry Christmas Eve!

Canned Biscuit Donuts Recipe

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2 10-count cans buttermilk biscuits (store brand works best)
Canola or vegetable oil for frying
Powdered sugar
Cinnamon sugar
Basic Vanilla Icing
Basic Chocolate Icing
Sprinkles (optional)

In a large, deep skillet or electric fryer, heat oil to 350 degrees.  Remove biscuits from can; push a hole through the middle of each one with a plastic straw or your finger (the kids prefer using their fingers).  Working in batches of 3 or 4, drop biscuits into hot oil.  Fry, turning frequently, until golden brown.  Transfer to paper towels to drain.  Dust with powdered sugar, shake in a brown paper bag with cinnamon sugar or top with icing.  For easy icing, lay donut on top of bowl of icing and turn back and forth in semicircles until evenly coated.  Top with sprinkles.  Serve warm.   Serves 6-8.

Basic Vanilla Icing Recipe

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1 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients.  Mix until smooth.  If making icing ahead of time, cover and store at room temperature.  When ready to use, warm icing in microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute so it will be easy to spread.  Makes approximately 1 cup.

Basic Chocolate Icing Recipe

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1 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon instant coffee (optional)
3 tablespoons milk

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients.  Mix until smooth.  If making icing ahead of time, cover and store at room temperature.  When ready to use, warm icing in microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute so it will be easy to spread.  Makes approximately 1 cup.

Genêt

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3 Responses
  1. M. says:

    Gen, I don’t know why I JUST found this recipe. I LOVE these doughnuts. One of my Daddy’s fishing buddies first made these for us. After that, we made them quite often. When we couldn’t get to Café du Monde, these “beignets” made a wonderful substitute. Thanks for another great recipe and a fun trip down NOLA Memory Lane! Have a lovely day.

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