Fast & Easy Flakey Donut Recipe
These my friends, are probably the truest form of what a cronut should be. These easy and delicious flakey donuts are crispy on the outside, and soft and pillowy on the inside. You won’t stop at eating just one!
Making donuts from scratch is very rewarding, but it’s time consuming and a quite a chore. While most fast donut recipes have you using canned biscuit dough, I’ve found that swapping plain old biscuits with Flakey Rolls gives an out of this texture. I find that the little donuts have more flavour than using biscuits, which I also find to be more on the bland side, and come out with a more flakey texture.
As I mentioned previously, I find that these are what a cronut should really be. After all, the original cronuts created are actually using laminated croissant dough and are merely shaped as donuts. These flakey donuts are a mix of the classic fried dough you get in a yeast donut but with the added flakey layers.
Make sure your oil is not too high, though. If you have a kitchen thermometer, use it. I found that if the oil is too high, say at 365˚ plus, your donuts will brown too quickly on the outside and remain raw on the inside.
I found that old 350˚ fry point is a good temp. Leave each donut to fry at least 2 minutes per side, until golden brown, and flip to finish the other side.
You can fill them with whatever you like. In this recipe I used simple strawberry jam and it was delicious. I also suggest, lemon curd, sweet cream cheese or pastry cream.
Flakey Donut Recipe Ingredients:
1 can of Pillsbury Flakey Rolls
Vegetable Oil for Frying
Strawberry Jam or filling of your choice.
Icing Sugar for sprinkling.
How to make Flakey Donuts:
Heat your oil at about 350˚. Gently place 2-3 donuts in the hot oil and fry about 2 minutes per side. Once your donut is fried, take the end of a wooden spoon and puncture one side of the donut. At this point you can roll in regular sugar and cinnamon and allow to cool slightly before filling. Once cool to the touch, place your filling in a piping bag or ziplock bag and fill each donut until the filling begins to ooze out at the end.
Sprinkle with icing sugar.
And, voila! Crispy donuts in no time at all!