When I was little (and perhaps all the way until my late twenties) I could not contain my excitement for Christmas. I was the snooping queen. I think that I had a sixth sense for finding out what my Christmas would be or where they were hiding. It got to the point that my mom had to put secret codes or riddle on the boxes to prevent me from discovering my presents too early. Well, a paring knife fixed that problem! One year, I actually cut open the presents where the tape was, peeked inside, and taped them back closed again. I like to do things early. Like dessert for breakfast. That's my kind of day- doing it all completely backwards.
As a quick side note... You know that term "what goes around comes round?" Well, I had an ultrasound for my second baby early in the pregnancy, and the first time ultrasound tech told me it was a girl. Well, come delivery day, I was all excited for another girl. After the delivery, the doctor says, "It's a girl! Just kidding... it's a boy." I about fell off the operating table. Well played, God. :) Sure enough, it was a boy. That'll teach me for trying to figure things out early.
Back to the recipe... I love that when I was putting in the label for this post I typed in breakfast then I typed in dessert, too. I love desserts that can pass for breakfast. Score! These doughnuts seriously take about 15 minutes to make. They have a wonderful taste and texture, and you don't have to make the dough. You use Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits. Amazing! Where have these been my whole life?! My husband, kids, and a friend all sampled them and were blown away. I can't wait to make these again and again.
canned biscuits (not the flaky ones)
vegetable oil for frying
about 1/4 c butter, melted (if you want to do cinnamon sugar doughnuts)
cinnamon sugar coating:
1/2 c sugar
1 T cinnamon
1 1/2 c powdered sugar
1/4 t salt
1/4 t vanilla
1/4 c cold milk or water
Doesn't that look wonderful?!
Put enough oil in your skillet to come up about 1/2 inch. Preheat the oil over medium/medium-high heat.
Use a lid from a 2 liter bottle, lemon juice, or some other similar-sized lid to cut holes in the doughnuts.