How to Make Cheater Biscuit Doughnuts
To make these cheater biscuit doughnuts, pop open a tube of biscuits and separate each biscuit
onto a baking sheet sprinkled with a little flour. For filled doughnuts, you don’t have to do anything
and they’re ready to fry. If you’re going to make doughnuts with holes in them, I found that a big
metal pastry tip is just the right size and has a sharp enough edge to cut out the holes. Make sure to
keep the dough cold while you heat up the oil.
Heat up about an inch of vegetable oil in a cast iron skillet or Dutch oven until it reaches 350°F (I
really recommend using a thermometer here), then drop the dough in and fry until puffed and
golden-brown, about 30 seconds on each side. To flip them, I found the best tools are actually
wooden chopsticks — hold a chopstick in each hand and gently nudge each doughnut over.
After the doughnuts are done, remove them to a wire cooling rack for just a few seconds to let the
excess oil drip off, then dust with powdered sugar or, my personal favorite, cinnamon-sugar.
For the filled doughnuts, poke a hole in the side of the doughnut with a paring knife and then use a
piping bag to squeeze your filling inside.
And don’t forget about those doughnut holes! Fry them up as a cook’s treat!