The Easiest Patriotic Donut Holes for the 4th
I love a good donut, but admittedly, I don't often take the time to make them. However, if I am in need of a quick and easy addition to the breakfast table or brunch for guests, there is one cheater way to make donuts that never fails.
This method works great for when you want a little something special without all the fuss. It's buttermilk biscuit dough. Now, this works both for making your own biscuit dough or, if you're really looking for a shortcut, you can buy one of those dough cans that pops when you rip the paper off. (Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about.)
They make perfectly presentable donuts, and filled with jam, a bit of glaze and blue sprinkles, and you have Fourth of July worthy fare to start off your day of barbecues and fireworks.
Red, White and Blue Jelly-Filled Donuts
Oil for frying
2 cans buttermilk biscuit dough
½ cup raspberry or strawberry jam
¾ cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons water
Blue sprinkles, if desired
Heat 4-5″ oil in a medium-sized saucepan to 350 degrees F. Place the dough on a floured or nonstick surface and, using a small round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut out doughnut “holes” from the rounds. You can also combine the dough and roll to 1" thick before cutting, if preferred.
Fry each donut for 60-90 seconds or until golden brown, and then flip and fry an additional 60 seconds. Drain on a wire rack with a brown paper bag.
While the donuts are still warm, mix together powdered sugar with 1-2 tablespoons of water, just enough to make a thick glaze, about the consistency of white glue. Dip one end of the donut into the glaze and immediately dust with blue sprinkles.
Using a pastry bag fitted with a medium-sized round tip, insert the tip into one side of the donut just under the glaze and pipe about 1 teaspoon of jam into the center of the donut. Place on wire rack for glaze to set.
Makes approximately 2 dozen donut holes.