Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sweet Shortcuts - Fried Doughnuts with Maple Glaze

My brothers and I used to fry doughnuts like this when we were young - fast, hot doughnuts whenever you want!  I think you'll love how simple and delicious these are.

The shortcut here is that canned biscuit dough is used for the doughnuts.  Here's how you do it:



Can of biscuit dough
Peanut oil
Cooking/baking thermometer


1/2 cup of confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon of maple extract
Couple of teaspoons of milk


Pour the peanut oil into your pot, about two inches deep.

Insert your cooking/baking thermometer, and heat the oil on high.

While your oil is heating up, pop open the can of biscuit dough and place the raw biscuits on a cutting board.

Cut a hole in the middles, with either a circle cutter or a knife.  These will be the doughnut holes!

Prepare the glaze - mix the confectioners sugar and maple extract in a bowl, and drizzle in milk a little at a time until you reach a nice thick consistency.

Place paper towels on a plate or rack to receive the hot doughnuts.

When your oil has reached 350 degrees, gently place the doughnuts (not the holes) in the oil.

After a minute or so, lift the doughnut up slightly.  If it's a nice golden brown, it's time to flip.

Gently flip the doughnuts over.  (I've found it's really easy to flip them with two chopsticks.)

When the bottoms are the same golden color, remove the doughnuts from the oil and place on the paper towels.

Now, add the holes to the oil.  Once they're brown on one side, they won't want to flip, so just gently stir them around until they're brown.  Place them on the paper towels.

When they are cool enough to eat, feel free to dig in!  If you want to add the maple glaze, you have to wait a bit longer until they're really cool to the touch, then dunk them in the glaze and place them on a fresh paper towel.

Important:  Sadly, the doughnuts will only be good on the day you make them.  So eat up!

- Sugar Baby

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