When we spent the night at "Granny's" house, she always made these "biscuit donuts" in the morning. As she stood at the frying pan turning out dozens of donuts, we had a great time topping them with cinnamon and sugar, an icing glaze, or even just powdered sugar. They were always so delicious, and guess what? They still are.
Topping (two choices):
Cinnamon & Sugar
1/2 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of cinnamon
Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
4 tablespoons of butter
1 cup of powdered sugar
1 tablespoon of milk
In a small bowl, melt the butter in the microwave. With a fork or small whisk, stir in the powdered sugar and milk. Add more powdered sugar or milk to make it the right consistency, if necessary.
2 cans of biscuits (the small, inexpensive biscuits, not the big flakey)
1 cup of vegetable oil
Start by making the topping, because once you fry the donuts, they'll be ready in seconds!
In a skillet, heat the oil on medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Tear a hole in the middle of each biscuit, creating a hole the size of a nickel. Put the biscuit in the oil and fry for 10-20 seconds on each side. Remove from the oil and put on a paper towel to drain oil. Place the donut in cinnamon and sugar or icing glaze while they're still hot. Serve immediately!
The donuts are best served with an authentic Italian cappuccino... something we got addicted to on our honeymoon in Italy. We were convinced that we needed a major machine to make it at home, but while we were staying at a bed and breakfast in the Tuscany countryside they served us fabulous espresso in this simple espresso kettle. It completes a great breakfast.
Get the recipe and tricks for how to make an authentic cappuccino.