Quick and Dirty Donuts

We get it. You don’t want to waste time in the kitchen on Christmas morning when you’ve just unwrapped a new iPhone 6 or a new hover board. (I’m talking to you, Santa.) These donuts will be done in minutes and are perfect for bites in between setting up the new background on your phone…

  • 1 can biscuits (I prefer Pillsbury but really anything will do. You know we’re not picky).
  • 4-5 cups canola oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar

In a saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat.  Cut each of the biscuits into fours and place them in the hot oil. You’ll notice that they’ll start to brown almost immediately. After roughly 1 minutes, using tongs, flip them over to cook on the other side. Once browned on all sides, place them on a paper towel to soak up the extra oil. Let cool for 1 minute. Pour the sugar in a bowl, and roll in the donuts to coat them.

You can get creative here and add some cinnamon, or brown sugar to the coating sugar.

Quick and dirty donuts_damndelish

Happy Eating, XO.

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Apple Cider Donuts

For a couple of years now, it’s been a tradition to go to Beardsley Cider Mill and get their hot-out-of-the-oven, mouth-watering, earth-shattering apple cider donuts. But I couldn’t stand the thought of eating them only once a year.  I need them in my life like I need another pair of shoes – and I always need another pair of shoes. So I bought a donut pan (shout out to HomeGoods – $9.99!) and tried to recreate them myself. I’m now sharing them with you because trust me, you need them your life too.

And I’m sure Santa wouldn’t mind these with milk instead of cookies this year either.

Donut batter

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice

Sugar coating

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease your donut pan. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, apple pie spice, and salt. Once blended mix in the apple cider, eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and butter. Fill each cup 3/4 full and bake them for roughly 15 minutes or until golden brown. Just like a cake or cupcakes, when they feel spongy, they’re done.

While the donuts are baking, mix together the brown sugar, white sugar, and cinnamon for the coating. Once the donuts are done and have had a chance to cool, very lightly brush on the butter and toss the donut in the coating. (Warning: do not use a ton of butter for the coating. It will make the donuts soggy.)

Apple cider donuts

Happy Eating, XO.