Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Rainy Day Doughnuts

When the weather takes a turn for the worse, it can mean only one thing for our family: Rainy Day Doughnuts! This is a new take on the 'originals' that my grandmother makes. They make an awesome treat for breakfast, or a sweet snack in the afternoon.

Pillsbury Biscuit Dough
Vegetable Oil
Powdered Sugar


1. To begin, open the package of dough and separate the rolls.  Using  a doughnut hole cutter, punch out the middle of each roll. Save this middle part to make 'munchkins'. If you do not have a doughnut hole cutter, simply make a hole using your fingers.

2. Next, pour vegetable oil into a cast iron skillet, until there is about an inch of oil in the pan. Once this oil has heated up, drop doughnuts and doughnut holes into the skillet. The doughnuts will begin to brown and raise. It takes them only a minute to do this; once one side is cooked, flip them over with a fork and cook the other side.

3. To make a glaze, mix powdered sugar, milk, and a little vanilla in a bowl, until you get the right amount and consistency. Dunk doughnuts and doughnut holes into the glaze; allow to drip on a wire wrack before serving.

And there you have it! Quick, fun Rainy Day Doughnuts. If you'd like, try experimenting with different frostings and flavored glazes to discover your favorite.

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