Sunday, November 6, 2011

homemade doughnuts...

mmmmmm  doughnuts.

As I was making our 'Famous Sunday breakfast', dubbed that by Max,
Hannah and Max made our favorite special breakfast treat... homemade doughnuts!
These are one of those recipes that my mom used to make,
and are really too simple to taste as good as they do!

here's all you do:

Purchase the 4 pack of refrigerator biscuits,separate the biscuits, and use the cap from a bottle
such as a water bottle to cut the doughnut hole out of the center.
Pour some oil  (we use canola oil) into a heavy pan,
about 1 inch or so worth 
let the oil get hot enough to fry the doughnuts and place the dough gently into the pan.
when you see the bottom of the doughnut turn golden brown then gently
turn them over for another couple of seconds.
We put about 4 or 5 in the pan at one time, you have to watch them closely, they cook really fast.
I don't think they take more than a minute or two to cook.
Be careful... we are talking about really hot oil!
Then scoop them out with a long handled slotted spoon 
and put them on a plate with a towel for draining.
Now came Max's job...
roll them in cinnamon sugar.
we also like to use powdered sugar,
and even warm up a little chocolate frosting and frost the doughnuts with that.

no kidding.
they are delicious!

So while I supervised the kids while they made these
(Hannah really did a great job, she even fried them for the first time!)
I made the rest of the breakfast, both scrambles... tofu and egg and we topped it off with
apple cider.

Famous Sunday Breakfast!

Now I just have to figure out what I'm making for dinner!

Have a wonderful Sunday night!

Theresa xoxo


  1. Oh Theresa,
    Those look so yummy!!! Doughnuts are my favorite, but unfortunately I can't eat them anymore. :(
    I saw a doughnut maker at Target the other day and wanted to buy it so badly!
    Hope you had one for me! :)
    Have a beautiful week.

  2. OMG a recipe I could do! I'm going to try this, they sound great!


  3. Boy could I use a couple of these right now. I'm sitting here reading and thinking about something sweet. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I would eat one of those right now if you handed it to me! yum!

  5. That is exactly how we made doughnuts when I was growing up!! We had a deep fat fryer and that thing got a work out!! I need to make these again.
    Have a great week!

  6. That breakfast sounds good enough to be truly famous....and oh, those donuts....those wonderful donuts....I saw them done that way on Food Network and though - nah....couldn't be that easy and still taste that good....gonna have to give it a whirl....I LOVE donuts!! Have a great week ahead! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  7. Hey! I just got this recipe from one of the preschool teachers this week! I am going to try these out. Your breakfast sounds fabulous! What time do you serve on Sundays?

  8. So you actually scrambled up some tofu? You may be the perfect woman! are! & I love reading about Hannah frying up those doughnuts! Growing up & tking on new jobs & skills :) I like that avout kids growing up....funny that frying is something to be proud of but really...I am proud of that girl!

    Sounds like a magical morning!

  9. This is just one of the many reasons I love blogging. I had forgotten that Mother used to make doughnuts this way. Funny huh? Thanks for the warm and "sweet" reminder.

  10. Ok you have really made my mouth water at the sight of those doughnuts! Seriously you have. Yum!


  11. mmmmmm, now I want a doughnut! Kids are so cute! (Love your header!)

  12. i live in the wrong part of the country. really. i do...
    and now i'm craving donuts. LOLOLOL

    ;-D robelyn


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