Friday, October 11, 2013

Homemade donuts

We live in a town where there are 6 donut shops.  Believe me, there is no shortage of donuts here, but we rarely eat them.  Why?  Because my family LOVES to make our own.  And with it being so easy to do, we do it as a family and enjoy the whole process.  Of course we do get the occasional donut shop treat, but ours are pretty yummy.  And we use coconut oil.  Read all about that HERE


Coconut oil
refrigerated biscuit dough
cinnamon, brown sugar, powdered sugar, assorted jams, chocolate sauce, etc. for fillings. 

Heat the coconut oil until its completely melted.  I use a medium high heat and a very small frying pan.  The oil is deep enough to cover the dough about 2/3 of the way.  Get a large plate and put a few paper towels down on the plate to absorb any excess oil.  Cut each slab of dough into triangle shaped quarters (cut one vertical cut, and one horizontal cut, making it 4 equal pieces of dough.) 

Do this to each biscuit.  Now slowly drop the dough into the oil, a few at a time.  They will brown quickly, so flip as soon as the bottoms are golden brown. 
When both sides are browned to your liking, put them on the paper towel for a minute or two.  The coconut oil doesnt leave too much of a greasy residue.  If you used vegetable oil, you'd have to leave them on the paper towel for much longer. 
Now you can roll the donuts into the brown sugar or cinnamon, you can sprinkle with the sugar, or you can stuff them with jelly, jams, puddings, or sauce.  We used a raspberry preserve this morning and sprinkled a little sugar and cinnamon on them. 
And to complete the breakfast, we made palm trees out of fruit.  Kiwi, banana, and apples dipped in cinnamon.  Notice that the donuts are missing here?  They were obviously the biggest hit of the morning. 

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