Homemade doughnuts

Growing up my younger brother was the pickiest eater ever. He ate a small list of things consisting mainly of bologna, Cheetos, and sometimes hot dogs. Over the years he’s learned to eat a few more things, but he’s still fairly picky. So it’s hard for me to find recipes of food he’s willing to try.

I was recently looking for a new sweet treat when I found a recipe on Pinterest for homemade doughnuts. My younger brother will eat sugared doughnuts and cinnamon rolls, so I thought this was a perfect recipe to test on him.

The supplies you’ll need will a can of Pillsbury biscuits, NOT the flaky kind, 4 tablespoons of butter, vegetable oil, sugar, and cinnamon if you like.

Start by pouring vegetable oil in a skillet, fill it up to about a half an inch. Next begin warming it on medium heat.

create holes

While the oil warms cut holes in the biscuits with a cookie cutter or any thing you can find to remove the center. Next melt your 4 tablespoons of butter and mix in sugar and (optional) cinnamon. Add the sugar and cinnamon to taste, keeping the mixture fairly liquid mixture. I apologize for being unable to give measurements but I’m more of the class of cooking without exact measurements.

Cooking doughnuts

After 5-7 minutes place the doughnuts in the oil, I fit 3 in at a time in a  10 inch skillet. They cook quickly so you must pay attention, one doughnut can be cooked in 2 minutes or less. After one side browns use tongs to flip it over. Use tongs to remove from skillet and drop in butter/sugar mixture and set on plate to dry.

The whole project can be done in 20 minutes or less.

Be careful or you may burn some like me :)

Now you can enjoy delicious warm doughnuts in your own home, and in case you’re wondering they were a hit with my brother!