My mother tells this story about how her father used to demand the kids eat breakfast before opening any presents. And it couldn’t be cereal, it was bacon and eggs- a REAL breakfast before ever a present was touched.This story she tells came up every year. Why? Because she used it to segway into threatening me with the same thing. (She never did follow through- lucky me!)
Perhaps thats where the inspiration came for this little trick. Its a series of tricks really, sure to brighten any child’s morning. I introduce to you, star doughnuts. It all starts with a can of biscuits. The type of plain old buttermilk biscuits that come in a tube and pop when you open them. They’re basically a simple yeast dough- and if you fry them in 350 degree oil they become faux-doughnuts. Now, thats trick one. The next tip is to cut out the centers with a cookie cutter- and fry the centers separately. Tada! These little treats are sure to brighten any morning. I think the star shape is especially nice for Christmas morning. Maybe I’ll even make them for my Mom. ;D
How to Make Them
- Start by heating your oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Pop your dough tube and seperate out all of the little biscuits.
- Use a small cookie-cutter to cut a shape (I like the stars myself,) out of the center of the biscuit.
- Drop the dough into the oil and fry for about 2 min or until golden brown.
- Drain on a wire rack over paper towel.Toppings: If you like cinnamon sugar, dredge doughnuts in a mixture of cinnamon sugar right out of the oil. (The residual oil helps it stick.) You could do the same with powdered sugar. For a super-easy glaze, just heat up some vanilla frosting in the microwave until soupy, and dip doughnuts. Let drain on wire rack until cool.
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