biscuit donuts with naturally colored glazes

out of all the hacks in life, the biscuit donut might be my favorite. you know, the donut where the hardest part is having to withstand that terrifying moment of a tube of dough exploding in your hands? and the second hardest part is deciding if you want to call them donuts or doughnuts?


i could use a good hack right now. i'm home for a week before leaving for tour with the knights and my to-do list is bursting with things that i cannot mess up: perfect those bacon truffles, get better at the snare drum, fiiiiind the perfect grey maxi dress. ok the last one isn't that important, but it still kind of is because i don't know that i could get away with wearing my overalls every single day for three weeks in front of people that aren't eggboy?

speaking of eggboy... he is almost done with planting!!!!! he comes in at night looking like he just ran a tough mudder and it is just the cutest thing. yesterday the ground was still a bit wet from some rain, so he came in a little earlier than normal and we thought it would be nice to pack up all of these donuts and deliver them to friends. 

so i packed them up perfectly in a little box and then stepped outside and dropped them face down on the driveway. oops.

(they still taste good...)

happy almost donut day!!!!!

biscuit donuts with naturally colored glazes


for the donuts:

vegetable or canola oil, for frying

a few tubes of biscuit dough (i like pillsbury's "simply" buttermilk biscuits, but their basic buttermilk biscuits work well too)

for the glaze (this will make enough for about 40 small donuts):

1 stick unsalted butter, melted

1 tb light corn syrup

2-3 tb milk

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

2 c powdered sugar

natural food colorings such as india tree's line, or you could use things like jams, matcha powder, fruit juices, etc. 


in a large pot, heat 2 inches of oil to 360ºf. you'll want to keep the temperature in the 360-375 range. while the oil is heating, set out your dough. you can either keep the rounds of dough as they came or roll out the dough into a big sheet and cut out your own circles (i like doing this if the biscuits are really big). if doing the latter, it will be easier to roll out the dough if it's close to room temperature.

if you don't have a special donut cutter but want to cut out holes in the center, you can use a large piping tip as a cutter.

fry the donuts on both sides until golden brown and cooked through and remove them with a slotted spoon to a paper towel. 

to make the glaze, mix together all ingredients, adding milk to your desired consistency. divide into bowls and stir in the coloring. dip the donuts in the glaze and let dry. you could also roll them in sugar and/or pipe filling in the center.

these are best enjoyed the day of!


p.s. i am celebrating national donut day this week with some mighty fine homies! head over to their blogs this week to check out their donuts!!!

the faux martha: mix and match donuts!

i am a food blog: waffle donuts!

hummingbird high: sour cream donuts!

studio diy: marshmallow donuts!

wit + vinegar: peanut butter oreo donuts! (aka lindsey lohan donuts!)

edible perspective: gf samoa donuts! kale donuts! sooo many donuts!

a cozy kitchen: rhubarb poppy seed baked donuts!

coco cake land: milk tea donuts!!!