Filled Donuts using Canned Biscuits

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 4 Ratings
Serves: 8
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1 can(s) 8 count biscuits texas style buttermilk ( not the flaky kind )
vegetable oil for frying
1 stick butter ; melted
1 c sugar mixed with cinnamon
1 1/2 c lemon curd** or strawberry curd***
1 sm. box instant french vanilla pudding
1 1/2 c milk
8 oz whipped topping
1 can(s) chocolate frosting
1 c powdered sugar
1 Tbsp butter, room temperature
2-3 Tbsp milk

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Karla Everett Recipe
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Greenacres, WA (pop. 40,588)
Member Since Feb 2011
Karla's notes for this recipe:
These donuts are so easy to make and are delicious , you wouldn't know they are made from canned biscuits.

I hope you can follow my instructions for these 4 different ways of making donuts...I know I confused my self but I think I got it right :)

* cinnamon sugar
** lemon filled
*** strawberry filled
**** Boston Cream
Make it Your Way...

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Pour oil about 1/2" deep in a cast iron skillet or any large skillet and heat on med-high heat for about 5 minutes. DO NOT LEAVE OIL UNATTENDED.
To test the oil, use handle of wooden spoon dipped in oil..if it bubbles around it, oil is hot enough. or I put a doughnut hole in it. It should sizzle and bubble around the edges and then you know its hot enough.
To prepare biscuits for frying : Take out of Pkg. and place on a baking sheet while the oil is heating up.
* If for the cut out donut ; use a lid from a water bottle and push through center to make a donut shape ; keep the donut holes and fry them also. Once fried : dip donut in butter then in the cinnamon & sugar mix.
CAREFULLY Place Donuts ( 2 - 3 @ a time )in oil and cook until golden brown and using clasps GENTLY flip over ; once golden brown on both sides remove and place on paper towels to absorb any left over oil.
Fill a pastry bag with pudding or * Lemon Curd or ** the Strawberry Curd Poke the donuts on the side with the frosting tip and slowly squeeze in the filling. Dip filled donuts in the prepared glaze or chocolate and put on a wire rack.
For the glaze mix ingredients together until smooth.
**** For the pudding : Blend pudding and milk together with a electric mixer , blend Well ; Fold in the whipped cream and mix up completely.
Heat the frosting in the micro for about 30 sec. to melt it to a glaze consistency. Dip cream filled donuts in choc. and set on rack.

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user Jan W Neeniejan - May 16, 2011
I've been making these for years, but never got this fancy! I like the idea of filling them, too! Karla, you just keep coming up with better and better stuff!! I have one can of biscuits in fridge, but hate to mess with just one Shop tomorrow & get supplies stacked up! Thanks! :)
user Jan W Neeniejan - May 16, 2011
oh, just another test oil temp, use handle of wooden spoon dipped in oil..if it bubbles around it, oil is hot enough. And you don't have to sacrifice that one donut hole...rofl, I hate wasting food!
user Karla Everett Karla59 - May 16, 2011
Thank you Jan , I forgot that method to , I've done these so much I seem to know when its ready haha...I edited it and put your method in too :)
user Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - May 17, 2011
I have been making these for years... When the kids were little... my husband would give me a break on Sundays and make these with the 3 kids... Sunday was Donut Day! I made sure that there was all kinds of goodies to fancy them up! I know how great this simple recipe is... so I am rating it now! xo

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