Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Many of us are blessed with beautiful memories and moments of Mom. One that rings true for me and for many others is Homemade Donuts.
I haven’t a clue who came up with this idea, or how it spread all across the country. All I know it that growing up, you could buy 4 tubes of Pillsbury Biscuit Dough for a dollar. Imagine that – twenty five cents for 10 buscuits. Why make biscuits from scratch? Better still, with a bottle cap or small shot glass or for those with fancy kitchen tools, a donut cutter, you could cut a hole in the center of each raw buscuit. Heat up so grease, fill a plate with some sugar and cinnamon, and there you go – fried sugar donuts. It was many an after-school treat in our world.
The one thing I can’t explain is the concept of frying canned dough. Who thought to do that? And I don’t know why we rolled them in cinnamon-sugar. Why not frost them, or dirzzle with honey or chocolate? Why always cinnamon-sugar? It’s one of those moments when you say that’s just the way it was done.
A little while back, Hubby and I were at an Antique Store in the next town over. When I say next town, I mean it’s a few minutes north. Around here, the tiny towns almost run together and to an outsider it might seem like one place. Anyway, while we were there, they gave us a ticket to enter their drawing for a gift basket. I wasn’t going to bother, we never win these things anyway. But Hubby insisted – you never know. Guess what! You guessed it, we won. One of the things in our basket was an old Donut Cutter. Seeing it brought back such fond memories. So I decided to put it to good use. And I thought, why not bring this old fashion treat into the modern world with a glaze finish?
Glazed Biscuit Donuts
1 (8 or 10 count) can Biscuits
2 tablespoons Milk
1 cup Powdered Sugar, sifted
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Vegetable Oil for frying
Separate biscuits into rounds. With a donut cutter or small shot glass, cut the center of each biscuit to create a hole. Set aside until ready to fry.
Warm milk in a small bowl in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Sift powdered sugar into the milk. Add vanilla, whisk. Place bowl over a pan of simmering water to create a double boiler, keeping the milk mixture warm.
In a skillet over medium heat, warm the oil. Fry donuts a few at a time until golden, flip and continue to fry. Depending upon heat, it’s about a minute or so per side. Remove donuts to a wire rack to drain. Fry donut holes, rolling in the hot oil. Remove with a slotted spoon.
Dip each donut into the glaze, return to wire rack to cool slightly. Dip holes into the remaining glaze, roll about to coat completely. Remove with a slotted spoon.
Serve and enjoy. Great for a snack or an unhealthy breakfast.
One last note – for reasons that will be revealed later, I will be without internet access for the next twelve days. I’ve humbly scheduled postings for your consideration during my self-imposed “black out” period. That said, if I seem to not respond to comments or haven’t read what you’ve shared with the world, it’s not that I’ve dropped off the planet permanently. I’m just taking a step back to catch my breath and recharge my soul. Take care everyone. May the Lord Bless you always.
Be You exalted, O God, above the heavens; and Your glory above all the earth
3 thoughts on “Morning Glazed Biscuit Donuts”
I’ve never made donuts but it’s probably because I don’t like them. It’s not something I associate with Mothering Sunday as we would typically eat out on that day.
The fried dough donuts were more a childhood memorie of Mom and not Mother’s Day itself. We typically let Mom sleep in and then had a picnic.
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