October 18, 2011

Homemade Donuts. . . .



One of our favorite places to visit as a family is Ocean City, New Jersey!  My husband spent his summers there as a child and we are enjoying passing down traditions from "the shore" to our children!


One of our favorite places to visit in OCNJ is Brown's Donuts....the 5 of us could easily devour about 2 dozen in one sitting! The only problem....each donut costs $0.75 cents and that adds up quickly!!


When my friend Alison from Stuff and Nonsense posted about how she made homemade donuts for Labor Day, I was intrigued.....she claimed that her family "raved" over these donuts....could they be as good as Brown's??


What I loved MOST about Alison's recipe is that they were made with these ingredients!!




Yes....refrigerator biscuits!!  I didn't have to mix anything!!


I followed Alison's suggestion to cut the donut holes with a plastic lid....I actually put my kids to work doing that!



One BIG suggestion.....it takes all of about 10 seconds to fry these things per side....




...in the time that it took for me to snap this picture, I almost burned them!!




We had a fun time making different toppings....cocoa mixed with sugar to make chocolate, powdered sugar and regular sugar!  




I am thinking that next time I may add some water or milk to make a glaze out of the chocolate and powder.....yum!




The best part.....faces covered in powder saying, "Mom...these are even better than Brown's!"


Yes....your children will rave!!

14 comments:

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Ooh, how delicious these look!! :)
xoxo,
Vanessa

Michelle said...

Yum! Those look really good.

Natalie said...

We make these about once a month and I keep meaning to do a post on them but haven't! My mom used to make them when we were little too! Love them!

Kristin said...

Wow, those look too good! I will have to make them when company comes. Thanks for the tips!

Kristin
domesticallyunemployed.blogspot.com

Margo said...

You can even frost these and decorate with sprinkles.http://margo-joyfulhomemaking.blogspot.com/2011/04/easy-yummy-doughnuts.html

Stuff and Nonsense said...

so glad you all liked them!

and thanks for the mention my friend.

alison

Becky said...

what are refrigerator biscuits ? Not sure if we have them in Australia

Laura said...

OK I couldn't believe that they were this easy so I went and tried it last night... and they were GOOD!!! I had to write a post about them to (with a link back to you of course)

http://serialcheapskate.blogspot.com/2011/10/it-really-is-that-easy.html


Thanks for the great idea!!

Katie said...

YUM!!! I've never made my own donuts... but think I might need to give these a try!

colorchic said...

Yummm Seriously need to try these!

mamafrog said...
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mamafrog said...

(Sorry, goofed on my first post!) If you are making Chinese food, these make really good little fried buns to have with them. I cut each biscuit in half, then poke them in the center with my finger to help them fry evenly. Like your donuts, you have to watch them in the pan, though, they fry very fast!

Jamie said...

Looks yummy. I would love for you to stop by and link up your recipe to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to link up.

http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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