Sunday, April 11, 2010


No, no, it's not my neutered dog's nickname. It's a quick, easy kid-pleasing recipe that adds a steady amount of veggie shortening to your diet. I can't find the recipe in my retro cookbook library this morning, so you're going to have to trust me on this one - it's fast, easy, fatty, and fun!Biscuit Donuts
1 tube refrigerator biscuits
2+ cups Crisco
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cinnamon
brown bag [just take your 40 oz of brew out and stick it in the fridge]

Heat & melt Crisco in fry daddy [how's that for retro?] or deep, mid-sized skillet. Open tube biscuits and poke the center of each with a straw, stretching out with your finger to make a donut hole [I am well-aware that this sounds all kinds of wrong]. Drop biscuits two at a time into liquid lard. Turn donuts over when they float and fry until both sides are golden brown [about 2 minutes total]. Remove from fryer and toss directly into brown bag containing cinnamon & sugar mix. Close bag, shake and dry on a paper towel. Nosh on the 'nuts!


  1. Oh, my aunt used to make these for me and my cousin when I would have a sleepover at their house - SO GOOD. I don't know if she used cinnamon and sugar, I just remember powdered sugar. I think I may have to try making both kinds now that you reminded me of them ;)

  2. We used to have donut parties at my house, when I was a kid. The whole family would make them together. We also covered some in powdered sugar, I think. Oh - and plain sugar, in addition to the cinnamon. mmmmmmmm...makes me miss my mommy

  3. Oh darn you - I have biscuits in the fridge and you are giving me ideas...

    We ate these a LOT when we were kids..

  4. Yum! We had cinnamon rolls with breakfast this morning. Do you think it would be wrong to have donuts for lunch?

  5. We had a Fry Daddy ... fried do-nuts and yummy apple fritters! They made made the Fry Baby too. Good stuff ... fun food!