February 9, 2018

JELLY DONUTS


When I was a little kid, my mother would make donuts from biscuits.  She would cut a hole out of the middle of the biscuit, fry them in vegetable oil, and pull them out of the oil and place them in a paper bag partially filled with sugar.   She would then shake the donuts in the sugar.   I would stand by her at the stove and watch her make them.  We would all get a warm, sugary, lovely little donut.


I have never, ever made donuts from biscuits . . . until now.  I opted to make a jelly-filled donut.  I used Grand Size Biscuits.  Now here's a disclaimer for you:  when I make them again, and I will, I will use the regular-sized biscuits.  These were still slightly doughy in the center (which is okay by me) but some of you (if you make these) may not like that.  So, I want you to know up front, mine were still doughy.


They were absolutely scrumptious.  So much fun and so easy to make.  These are particularly good  to make for kids, and I will be making these for my grandkids ASAP.


I fried the biscuits in a couple of inches of Canola Oil.  They browned up pretty quickly, and I didn't actually time the process.  I just turned them when they were a golden brown.  After frying them, I put them on a paper towel-lined plate.  I filled a pastry bag with a piping tip with seedless raspberry preserves.   I stuck the tip into the side of the donut and squeezed the jelly into the donut.  I then rolled them in granulated sugar.  So delicious.


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Jelly Donuts

1 can of biscuits (I used the Grand Biscuits)
Canola oil for frying
Seedless Raspberry Preserves for filling
Granulated Sugar 

1.  Heat oil in a dutch oven.  It was approximately two inches deep.  You will know it is hot enough if you pinch off a small piece of the biscuit and drop it in the oil.  (If or when it beings to cook, remove it.)

2.  Place biscuits in oil (without overcrowding) and fry donuts until each side is golden brown.

3.  Remove from oil and place on a paper-towel lined plate.  Let the biscuits cool enough to handle.  

4.  Fit a pastry bag with a piping tip and partially fill with Raspberry Jelly.  Push tip into the side of the fried biscuit and fill with jelly.  (This step was a bit messy for me.)

5.  Roll donuts in granulated sugar.

Serve to hungry family and friends!!

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