How to make good home-made doughnuts?

XZeroII

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I want to make some GOOD doughnuts like you get at krispy-kream. You know, like long johns and stuff. Does anyone know a good site that has good recipies for these?
 

XZeroII

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Originally posted by: Spoooon
Originally posted by: XZeroII
Originally posted by: Spoooon
These look pretty good.

jelly doughnuts

wow, that's like 3 ingredients to complex for me right now.

Or you can just save yourself some time and effort and make the trip to a Krispy Kreme or Shipley's. :D

nope. I'm going to make 'em myself. If they turn out good, I'll go on TV with my own doughnut show.
 

vi edit

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WTF is a beignets? Is that the name for the sugar biscuits that chinese buffets have?

:p

BTW - that's how we used to cook "donuts" in Boy Scouts. Cast iron pot over a fire style!
 

VTboy

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Originally posted by: werk
Originally posted by: VTboy
Originally posted by: werk
Tube of biscuits + pan of oil + powdered sugar.

Does it tast like baked biscuits with sugar or no.
Tastes like beignets.

I have to try this some time then. I have heard of this before but was worried it would taste like baked buiscuts with sugar. I love donhuts(sp).
 

loup garou

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Originally posted by: vi_edit
WTF is a beignets? Is that the name for the sugar biscuits that chinese buffets have?

:p

BTW - that's how we used to cook "donuts" in Boy Scouts. Cast iron pot over a fire style!

http://www.cafedumonde.com/
Doesn't taste exactly the same, but hey...fried dough is never bad. :) The secret is to get the cheapest store brand biscuits you can find.
 

XZeroII

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SUCCESS! They turned out AWESOME. I made long johns. Not quite like you buy, but 90% as good at 10% of the cost
 

Rumpltzer

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Originally posted by: XZeroII
SUCCESS! They turned out AWESOME. I made long johns. Not quite like you buy, but 90% as good at 10% of the cost
Details? Did you have success with the store-bought tube of pastry or the recipe from the second post?

 

XZeroII

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Originally posted by: Rumpltzer
Originally posted by: XZeroII
SUCCESS! They turned out AWESOME. I made long johns. Not quite like you buy, but 90% as good at 10% of the cost
Details? Did you have success with the store-bought tube of pastry or the recipe from the second post?

A different recipe I found. All made from scratch. ;)
 

Kelemvor

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Here's what we do.

Go buy a package of Pilsbury Biscuits. The ones you normally cook in the oven and have with dinner.
Now, take a fry pan and fill it halfwya up with Cooking Oil.
Put it on the stove and heat it up set about halfway to heat up.

Take the biscuits and using whatever you have handy (knife, mellon baller, etc) cut out the center of each biscuit to make a donut and a hole.

Once the oil is hot enough (trial and error is the best way to figure it out) drop in a donut or two and let them start to cook. Keep an eye on them because if the oil is too hot they will burn.
Once the first side is a nice golden brown, flip it over and cook the other side.

When it's done, take it out of the oil (use some tongs) and put it on a plate with paper towel on it to cool, and continue cooking the rest.

You also need to make (powdered sugar and milk) or buy some fristing to go on the donuts as well as some things yo unormally put on Christmas cookies (sprinkles, glitter stuff, etc) to dip them in.

To each, just serve up a big plate, have a bowl of frosting and the dipping things and let everyone dig in.

Mmm Mmm good.
 

djheater

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Originally posted by: werk
Originally posted by: vi_edit
WTF is a beignets? Is that the name for the sugar biscuits that chinese buffets have?

:p

BTW - that's how we used to cook "donuts" in Boy Scouts. Cast iron pot over a fire style!

http://www.cafedumonde.com/
Doesn't taste exactly the same, but hey...fried dough is never bad. :) The secret is to get the cheapest store brand biscuits you can find.

I agree entirely, this is how we made them when I was growing up, think I'll stop and get some to show the kids how it's done.
 

XZeroII

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Originally posted by: FrankyJunior
Here's what we do.

Go buy a package of Pilsbury Biscuits. The ones you normally cook in the oven and have with dinner.
Now, take a fry pan and fill it halfwya up with Cooking Oil.
Put it on the stove and heat it up set about halfway to heat up.

Take the biscuits and using whatever you have handy (knife, mellon baller, etc) cut out the center of each biscuit to make a donut and a hole.

Once the oil is hot enough (trial and error is the best way to figure it out) drop in a donut or two and let them start to cook. Keep an eye on them because if the oil is too hot they will burn.
Once the first side is a nice golden brown, flip it over and cook the other side.

When it's done, take it out of the oil (use some tongs) and put it on a plate with paper towel on it to cool, and continue cooking the rest.

You also need to make (powdered sugar and milk) or buy some fristing to go on the donuts as well as some things yo unormally put on Christmas cookies (sprinkles, glitter stuff, etc) to dip them in.

To each, just serve up a big plate, have a bowl of frosting and the dipping things and let everyone dig in.

Mmm Mmm good.

way too expensive, but great idea.
 

So

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Originally posted by: djheater
Originally posted by: werk
Originally posted by: vi_edit
WTF is a beignets? Is that the name for the sugar biscuits that chinese buffets have?

:p

BTW - that's how we used to cook "donuts" in Boy Scouts. Cast iron pot over a fire style!

http://www.cafedumonde.com/
Doesn't taste exactly the same, but hey...fried dough is never bad. :) The secret is to get the cheapest store brand biscuits you can find.

I agree entirely, this is how we made them when I was growing up, think I'll stop and get some to show the kids how it's done.

My mom makes these every once in a while for a sunday morning breakfast.

Maybe she'll make 'em over spring break so I can have some. Mmmm....
 

Azraele

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I make donuts for Walmart bakery. Nothing like dumping a 25 pound block of lard into the fryer. :p
 

mandala

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Originally posted by: XZeroII
Originally posted by: FrankyJunior
Here's what we do.

Go buy a package of Pilsbury Biscuits. The ones you normally cook in the oven and have with dinner.
Now, take a fry pan and fill it halfwya up with Cooking Oil.
Put it on the stove and heat it up set about halfway to heat up.

Take the biscuits and using whatever you have handy (knife, mellon baller, etc) cut out the center of each biscuit to make a donut and a hole.

Once the oil is hot enough (trial and error is the best way to figure it out) drop in a donut or two and let them start to cook. Keep an eye on them because if the oil is too hot they will burn.
Once the first side is a nice golden brown, flip it over and cook the other side.

When it's done, take it out of the oil (use some tongs) and put it on a plate with paper towel on it to cool, and continue cooking the rest.

You also need to make (powdered sugar and milk) or buy some fristing to go on the donuts as well as some things yo unormally put on Christmas cookies (sprinkles, glitter stuff, etc) to dip them in.

To each, just serve up a big plate, have a bowl of frosting and the dipping things and let everyone dig in.

Mmm Mmm good.

way too expensive, but great idea.

That's why you use super cheap biscuit dough (not fancy Pilsbury biscuits) and cover them with cinnamon and sugar (after they've cooked and you've blotted off the excess oil) - very good and very cheap.