I learned about this "recipe" (which can hardly be called such, in my opinion) from my sons, who learned it at Scout Camp! I've never done this in a dutch oven, but I hear they taste even better-- because (say it with me:) everything tastes better when you're camping!
First, assemble your ingredients:
I use canola oil in when I fry, but I think you can also use coconut oil, which is even healthier.
Any kind of biscuits will work. I had a coupon for these, so this is what I bought.
Pre-cook Prep: Lay a couple of brown paper sacks on a cookie sheet, and top that with a cooling rack.
Step 1- Pour about 1 inch of oil into a pan (I use a cast iron skillet, but you can use a basic pot-- I wish I had this one from www.overstock.com! If you do deep-fry, you'll need more oil) and turn it on to medium-high.
Step 3- Lightly flour your work surface and flatten the biscuits either with your hand or a rolling pin. Cut out the centers. I have a little biscuit/cookie cutter, but you can really use anything that is the right size, or even a butter knife.
TIPS: Don't crowd them. It will make them too hard to flip and cool the oil down. Also, if you don't have a thermometer, you can test your oil by dropping a few drops of water into it. If it pops, it's hot enough. Your first donut might need to be a "test", just to make sure it's not too hot, however.
|A couple got a little dark, because I was distracted by taking pictures...|
Step 6- Dip them into the glaze, flip gently, then put back on the rack.
|You can see a few of mine have dark spots. My oil wasn't deep enough at first and they burned on the PAN! Duh. |
These are really yummy warm, but also quite good after they've cooled. They taste very similar to yeast donuts, but without all the fuss!