Homemade donuts in minutes! Can you believe it? Lew and I often had students drop-in to hang out in the evening so this treat worked well especially considering the low income we had.
Start with a couple of tubes of Pillsbury biscuits. These will stay just fine in your refrigerator for several weeks. If a tube bursts open after a few weeks its’s NOT SPOILED. The dough has slowly risen until the seal has broken so it’s time to use it up.
Open a tube and separate the biscuits. Cut a circle out of the middle of each biscuit. I use a lid from a bottle of water to do this. These little circles become donut holes. Heat oil in a frying pan at about the third highest temperature on your range top. Make the oil about one inch deep. I like to use coconut oil. It makes the outside crispy, the inside soft and it is very healthy for you.
Drop the biscuits and holes into the oil. Watch carefully for the edges to turn light brown and flip them over. About one minute more and both sides will be brown. Remove them from the oil and cover them with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar (1 tsp of cinnamon to 1 Cup of sugar) or powdered sugar and eat them immediately while still warm.
Putting your sugar into a Ziploc bag and shaking the donuts in the bag is an easy way to coat them. If the donuts get completely cool, they will become hard and inedible. But they will disappear into the mouths of your company long before that happens, believe me. So, enjoy the sweet taste of success and the admiration of your guests.