Donuts, cronuts, crullers, long johns, bear claws, or fritters. Whatever you call them, they’re one of the most delicious, craveworthy, and treasured treats in our society. We eat them for breakfast with a cup of Joe, have them as a mid-day snack when we need to refuel, and we even pile them high and call them wedding cakes these days!
And we’re now in the golden age of donuts. They’ve replaced cookies, muffins, and cupcakes as our sweet obsession of choice. They’re featured on cooking shows and competitions, they’re appearing on the dessert menus of fancy restaurants, and we’re dressing them up with bacon, breakfast cereal, edible flowers, you name it!
But regardless of the resurgence, the donut shop is an American classic—whether yours is a mom-and-pop establishment where generations have handed down their recipes, or a coast-to-coast franchise that serves you around the clock, or a trendy little corner spot that is taking flavor combinations to a whole new level. Wherever you go for your daily fix, there is no doubt that donuts are ingrained in our culture.
Did you know that in Brazil, donuts are called sonho, which means dream? Well, I dream of these soft, pillowy delights on the reg. So when I found out you can make hot, crispy donuts at home with just two ingredients, it was a dream come true.
This recipe comes from Buzzfeed. And after trying these easy, delicious, addictive treats, I’m calling her “My Personal Hero.”
To make the donuts, all you need is:
Next, follow these easy steps:
Open the canned biscuits and place each round on a cookie sheet to be cut.
Using a 1-inch cookie cutter (or a shot glass, if you have one lying around!), cut a hole in the center of each biscuit round. Remove the center dough and set it aside to make donut holes.
Heat 2 inches of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high.
When oil is hot, drop each donut into the oil and cook until brown. Flip it over carefully and brown the other side.
Carefully remove the donuts and place on a paper-towel lined plate.
You can dress up these tasty treats with any toppings you like, such as cinnamon sugar, strawberry icing with sprinkles, or raspberry jam with coconut shavings.
If you want to get fancy and make glazed donuts, simply combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a bowl before you fry the donuts. Then dip them in the glaze after they’ve cooled for 1-2 minutes on the plate. It’s easy to make chocolate glazed donuts too (yum!). Just add a little cocoa powder to your glaze.
Do you love donuts as much as we do? Tell us about it! What are your favorite flavors and where are your go-to shops. Have to explored the trendier spots popping up in foodie meccas, or does your heart belong to the old-school immigrant shops that made donuts a beloved American treat?
And if you’ve tried this recipe, let us know how it turned out, any tricks or tips you’ve learned, and how you like to top your two-ingredient donuts!