I am completely addicted to glazed donuts. Every time I make my favorite cinnamon sugar donuts, while mike loves those, he always asks when I’m going to make fried donuts like his beloved Krispy Kreme. I have always just put it off because I just could never find the right recipe and honestly didn’t feel like doing all of the work! I’ve seen this idea of fried Pillsbury biscuit donuts floating around the web so much lately and decided to give it a whirl. I was so ready for failure because I thought, how could biscuit dough possibly taste like donuts? Or even, what if the dough soaks up the oil and becomes a greasy, soggy mess? Well, I’m here to report that the biscuit dough was a HUGE success! They come out of the hot oil perfectly fried to golden perfection on the outside, and soft and fluffy on the inside. The thin glaze coating the entire donut just makes them absolutely irresistible!
1 can Original Pillsbury Biscuit Dough (8 biscuits) (I use these)
1 quart vegetable oil
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 tbs hot water
- Heat oil in a large pot or dutch oven to 375 degrees using a thermometer. It’s easiest when the thermometer clips to the side of the pot to ensure the temperature is consistently at 375 degrees.
- Place 2 paper towels on a wire rack where you will place donuts when they come out of the hot oil. Set up another wire rack next to the first one for the glazing station. You may want to place a paper towel underneath to catch excess glaze for easy clean up.
- Mix glaze ingredients together until smooth. Add more hot water as needed for the consistency desired. I like mine to be fairly thin.
- Visit The Best (and Easiest) Glazed Donuts @ sprinklesomesugar.com for full instructions.