Sunday, February 18, 2024

Coconut Doughnuts!

 Coconut Doughnuts! 

I love making my own doughnuts.  I know..... it's so easy just to stop at the Dunkin' Donuts  and grab a dozen...but there is nothing like warm fresh doughnuts.  I love that I can start with the basics and make any kind I want too.  And it's so easy to start with the basics when you just pop open a can of biscuits!   Just as easy as picking up a dozen!

Coconut Doughnuts! 

1 can Pillsbury Grands Homestyle Butter Tastin’ biscuits. 
Vegetable oil for frying (32 oz)
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons hot water or use whole milk
2 cups powdered sugar 
3 cups of sweetened flaked coconut

In a heavy-bottomed skillet with high sides, or in a large Dutch oven, heat the oil on medium heat. When a water droplet dropped into the oil sizzles, the oil is ready.

Unwrap the package of biscuits and separate them. Gently press down on the biscuits to very lightly flatten and cut out the center with a small biscuit cutter, a shot glass or something similar; set the doughnut holes aside. 

Fry 4 doughnuts at a time in the hot oil, about 2 minutes per side. Once they are a light golden color, flip and fry the remaining side for about 2 more minutes or until lightly golden. Watch closely, because they tend to brown very quickly.

Drain the doughnuts onto a paper towel-lined plate or a cooling rack. Continue frying the doughnuts and doughnut holes in batches.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the butter, vanilla, hot water and powdered sugar until melted and smooth. Mixture should be somewhat thin. If necessary, add more water.  Spread out coconut on a plate.

Dip the tops of the freshly fried doughnuts into the glaze mixture and pull up; place the glazed doughnuts glazed-side up onto a wire rack.  The glaze will drip down to the bottom of the doughnuts, almost completely coating it. 

Immediately dip the glazed doughnuts in the flaked coconut and serve!

Oh Yum!

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