Easy Biscuit Dough Donuts Recipe
Craving some doughnuts but don’t have the time to prepare a dough or get to your local bakery? This quick and easy biscuit dough donuts recipe will do the trick, every time!
Everyone loves donuts, but not everyone loves to prepare a good yeast dough. If you’re not a frequent baker but want to make fresh, hot donuts at home, this biscuit dough donuts recipe is for you.
It’s quick, easy and oh so satisfying. For this recipe, all you need is store-bought biscuit dough. You know, the one that comes in a can? This little baking ingredient hack can be your best friend because it’s a great yeast-based dough that’s already prepared for you and one that you can doctor up.
You can work with this biscuits roll dough in different ways. One, you can gently flatten each roll and cut a hole in the middle to make a traditional donut shape, or, fill them to make round donuts.
I like to roll the raw biscuit dough in sugar before I do anything to give it bit of sweetness and flavour. You can also sprinkle the dough with a combination of cinnamon and nutmeg (a classic donut flavour) and fry them up plain.
For this recipe, I decided to fill my donuts with peaches because they are in season. I simply chop up about 2 skinned peaches and slightly sweeten them with sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. I then place them in the middle of my biscuit donut dough, seal them up and fry away.
The only trick to frying these donuts is to make sure your oil is at least at 360 degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer, test out a bit of dough. If it doesn’t float, your oil is not hot enough. If it burns, it’s too hot. It’s really something you have to eyeball.
Biscuit Dough Donuts
- 1 can of store bought canned biscuit dough
- 1/2 sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Fruit filling of your choice. Ex. Chopped Peaches or Apples (optional)
- Canola Oil for frying
- 1/2 cup Icing sugar for glaze.
Separate biscuit rolls and cut into quarters (if making small, filled round donuts) and gently flatten out on to sugar on a cutting board. Place 1 tsp of chopped fruit filling in the middle and pinch the dough to close. It should look like a ball.
Fry dough in canola oil that has reached 360º. Fry each donut for about two minutes per side, until golden. Transfer cooked donuts onto a baking rack to cool.
Roll donuts in sugar or icing sugar glaze. To make the glaze, add the icing sugar to a few tbs of milk and 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract. Add more liquid to get the consistency you desire.