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Old 03-11-2007, 12:03 PM   #1
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Doughnuts from canned biscuits?

Have any of you ever tried this? A friend was just telling me he cuts a whole in the center of a biscuit, and fries it in enough Canola oil to float.

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Old 03-11-2007, 12:25 PM   #2
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It's going to be shaped like a donut but it's still going to taste like a biscuit, right?
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:28 PM   #3
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A fried biscuit, I guess. Would probably be more like a cake doughnut than a yeast one.
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:37 PM   #4
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A fried biscuit shaken in cinnamon sugar sounds good to me.
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:57 PM   #5
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I've done this before, actually, just a long time ago. It does end up tasting pretty close to a doughnut- and you can save the middle section to make doughnut holes, too!

Cinnamon sugar works, but for a traditional doughnut, either regular sugar, powdered sugar, or some icing would work well.

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Old 03-11-2007, 01:36 PM   #6
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I've done this in the past and they tasted pretty yummy. I think I will buy a can and give it a try.
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Old 03-11-2007, 01:39 PM   #7
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I've made this before. I use buttermilk biscuits and cut them in quarters and fry them up. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and they taste a lot like funnel cakes.
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Old 03-11-2007, 01:48 PM   #8
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In my first cookbook, Betty Crockers Boys and Girls cookbook, there is a recipe using canned biscuit for donuts. You bake the biscuits in muffin cups and then roll the warm biscuites in melted butter and cinnamon sugar. I made these again last winter when I had some canned biscuits expiring in the fridge and didn't know what to do with them. My DH and DD were out shoveling snow so I made these for when they came in from the cold. They loved them!
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Old 03-11-2007, 02:40 PM   #9
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Yes, I used to do this for our Sunday schoolers. It is really pretty good.

I just happened to think of this. Haven't tried it but---
You can separate those biscuits in half (not necessarily the extra flaky kind--just ordinary biscuits). It might make a lighter version if you separated them and then cut and fried them.
I use this technique of splitting the biscuits if I use them for my chicken potpie top crust--thinner, nicer, less doughy.
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Old 03-11-2007, 03:01 PM   #10
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I've made this before. I use buttermilk biscuits and cut them in quarters and fry them up. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and they taste a lot like funnel cakes.
I've done this as well...As a beignet rip off! Not the same, but can be tasty.
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