This writeup is incomplete without an actual recipe for making this tasty baked good, one of the few to combine two American favorites, grease and sugar! (Others include funnel cake and deep fried Oreos.) My mother made us doughnuts on occasion, but her recipe was rather vague. I got her to write down her formula and her permission to post it here, for those with a sense of adventure and good health insurance.
Muse's Mother's Quick-n-Easy Doughnut Recipe
You will need:
- Put the afore-mentioned quantity of oil in the pan, and put the pan on the stove. Heat oil in the usual manner you'd heat something in a pan.
- Open the package of biscuits.
- Use a doughnut-cutter, knife, or spoon to cut out the center of the biscuit.
(Spoons are handy to keep it a rounded hole instead of a knife gash.) If this is too complicated, or when you have leftover dough, just roll the dough into balls and make doughnut holes instead!
- Drop the vaguely doughnut (hole)-shaped mass of dough into the oil in the pan. Fry. Flip over when necessary. Fry other side.
- Remove doughnuts from oil when they look vaguely like plain donuts, preferably with some utensil and not your hand. Dab the excess oil from them with paper towels when cool enough to handle.
- Drop the doughnuts into powdered suger while they're still relatively hot and oil-moistened. Flip over to coat both sides. Roll it around for a while. Have fun!
- Put doughnuts on a plate, let cool until you can put them in your mouth, and serve! Yummy!
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