|5 minute chocolate glazed cake doughnuts|
When I was a kid, my mom would sometimes heat up a big pot of oil, poke holes in the center of refrigerated biscuit dough, fry them up, and then shake them in granulated sugar. Easy homemade doughnuts. They were sooooo good.
I got a deep fryer for Christmas. Yesterday, while I was making up a batch of homemade apple fritters (much more complicated, by the way) I kind of went deep fryer crazy and decided to make up a batch of those too, with some refrigerated biscuit dough I had sitting unused in my fridge.
I was feeling kind of chocolate-y, so I did made a chocolate glaze for these. But you can also take them directly out of the oil and shake them in a paper bag full of sugar, cinnamon sugar, or powdered sugar, and they are equally amazing.
1 can of refrigerated biscuit dough
oil for frying
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp shortening
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 T milk
Heat your oil to 365°.
Open your biscuit dough and roll each biscuit into a disk. Poke a nice sized hole in the center of each disk.
Pop them into your deep fryer (or big pot of oil) and cook them on each side until they are golden brown (about 20-30 seconds per side)
If you are using sugar, powdered sugar, or cinnamon/sugar, have it ready in a paper bag, and take the doughnuts directly from the oil and place them into the bag and give them a good shake. If you are going to glaze them, place them on a cooling rack covered in paper towels to drain the oil.
While doughnuts are cooling, working quickly, melt your chocolate chips, shortening, and milk in the microwave. I do 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between. When it has a nice smooth consistency, add the powdered sugar and mix well.
Dip warm doughnuts about half way into the chocolate glaze. Cover with sprinkles for extra flair.