To be honest, I've always shied away from making doughnuts at home. What about you? It always seemed so burdensome! To simplify things, I used store-bought refrigerator biscuit dough as a doughnut base (read: no yeast, mixing or kneading required), then made an easy cider glaze and cinnamon-sugar to give 'em the full cider doughnut-treatment.Head over to Freutcake and get the full recipe for these Apple Cider Doughnuts. Oo! And make sure you save the little dough centers once you've cut out all of your doughnuts—they're perfect for making Apple Cider Doughnut Holes. Here's I'll show you...
2 (16-ounce) rolls refrigerator biscuits, such as Grands Original Biscuits
Vegetable oil, for frying
Apple Cider Glaze, for coating
Cinnamon Sugar, for dusting
1. Separate the refrigerator biscuits and cut each into a doughnut using a small doughnut cutter or by stamping out the biscuit centers with a small circle cookie cutter (see full doughnut recipe here). Set aside the centers for making doughnut holes!
2. Slip 5 or 6 doughnut holes at a time into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 1 minute, adjusting the heat as needed. Transfer to paper towels or a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet to catch any excess oil.
3. One at a time, dip the doughnut holes in the Cider Glaze, letting the excess drip off. Roll in the Cinnamon Sugar to coat completely. Serve warm—they’re best that way!—or store at room temperature for up to 1 day.