Let me just confess to you now that I love donuts. Really. They're one of my go-to sugars for happiness. :) So the other evening I was thinking about what I was going to serve for the playdate we were having with friends the next morning. I wanted something sweet to go along with the breakfast casserole I was going to make. It was the night before and I was looking through my pantry and finding nothing that could pass for sweet breakfast food. Then it hit me that I had canned biscuits. My sister Laura used to make these little donut holes when we lived back in Texas that were really good. She'd take canned biscuits, cut them into fourths, roll them into balls, dip them in butter, then roll them in cinnamon and sugar, and pop them into the oven.
So that was an option. But I wondered for a second if I could make real donuts with canned biscuits. Thanks to Paula Deen, the answer was yes. The end result was super yummy donuts that are the easiest thing in the world to make. It's the kind of thing I know I'll be making when I'm desperate for dessert but don't have the ingredients for anything else. I almost always have canned biscuits in our fridge.
SO, here's what you do. Get a plastic bottle cap and press it into the center of a biscuit. Voila! You've got the makings of both a donut and a donut hole. Pour vegetable oil in a pan until it's hot enough to sizzle (but not so much that it's going to pop all over the place and start a fire).
As for the glaze, I put one cup of powdered sugar in a bowl, with two tbsp of milk and 1/2 tsp of vanilla. Stir that up and you've got a delicious glaze.
I dropped the donuts in the bowl and coated them with glaze. Seriously. Delicious. Jeff's not even as crazy about donuts as I am and he couldn't get enough. Try it! You'll love it!