Today is National Doughnut Day
Why not make your own doughnuts today instead of buying into the consumer gimmick?
Doughnuts come in all sizes, shapes and flavors. They can be fried or baked. You can make them very fancy using your expensive doughnut pan, or make them like your grandma did... simple, quick and with a rustic touch.
Here's a few recipes for quick & easy doughnuts to make with your children today. They will have a ball making them.
Tube Biscuit Doughnuts
Remove from tube.
Pat each biscuit out just a bit.
Using a cap from 2ltr bottle of pop; cut a hole in the center.
Heat oil in a deep fryer, a Fry Daddy, or a skillet until a drop of water sizzles in the pan.
Using a fork, carefully lower each doughnut into hot grease. Be sure to do the donut "holes" also. When they are golden brown, turn and brown on the other side.
Drain on a paper towel for a couple minutes.
You can shake them gently in a brown paper bag with about 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. OR you can mix up powdered sugar, milk and vanilla to glaze them. Try even spreading your childs favorite jelly/jam on them.
Dipped Bread Doughnuts
Mix up 1 cup of pancake mix per directions.
Take 3 slices of bread and remove crust. Cut from corner to corner, making 4 triangles.
Dip each triangle in pancake batter and then fry in oil until golden brown. Drain.
Sift powder sugar over top.
Spread with jam/jelly is also yummy.
Best eaten warm.
You can also make doughnuts from cake mix, pancake mix, and of course from scratch.
Happy Doughnut Day!