“As Seen in Sewn Magazine”
Don’t Know what GALentine’s Day is?
Basically, it’s like Valentine’s Day, only instead of celebrating the love you have for your significant other, you spend it with your best girlfriends, who are, after all, your soul mates, and therefore deserve a holiday all to themselves, too. I chose to observe the day of lady love with brunch & DOUGHNUTS(my other true love). Making doughnuts from scratch can be really fussy, but you can make classic doughnuts with just a can of biscuits and some oil! (Yeah, it really is that easy.)
What you’ll need
• 10-inch wide frying pot
• Candy or deep-fry thermometer
• Paper towels
• Cooling rack
• Cookie sheet
• Mixing bowl
Donut cutter or 1” circle cutter
1 can Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers original or buttermilk biscuits
5 cups Canola oil for frying
12 ounce bag of white chocolate chips (pink wafer candy melts)
Pink gel food coloring
5 ounces of heavy whipping cream
3 cups powdered sugar
A mixture of sprinkles and small candies
Let’s make something dough-licious…
Step 1: Prepare the doughnuts. Begin by placing about five cups of oil (it should look like a hot tub of oil) in a frying pot over medium heat. Heat the oil to 375°F, keeping a close eye on your candy or deep-fry thermometer. If the oil gets too hot, your doughnuts could end up burnt on the outside and undercooked in the middle.
Step 2: Separate dough into eight biscuits on a lightly floured cutting board, then press biscuits with doughnut cutter. If you don’t have a doughnut cutter use a 1” circle cutter to punch out the middle doughnut hole. Gently place three biscuits in hot oil. Fry two minutes. Use a pair of tongs to flip biscuits over and fry two minutes longer or until doughnuts are a deep golden brown all over.
Step 3: Transfer doughnuts to paper towel-lined cookie sheet with a cooling rack to absorb any excess oil. If your oil cools during cooking, just wait for it to reach 375°F again before cooking your next three doughnuts. Repeat with remaining biscuit dough and cool.
Step 4: For Ganache coating- Place chips in small bowl. Heat cream on low heat until small bubbles surround it(DO NOT bring to a boil). Carefully pour over chips and cover bowl with a plate for 2mins. Add one drop of gel food coloring. Gently whisk chocolate until smooth. Dunk the tops of finished doughnuts in ganache to coat. Place on wire rack to set or decorate with candy/sprinkle mixture. Dry. Enjoy.
*If your feeling your creative juices flowing, try some 24K gold leafing, luster dust. Add stripes by drizzling some ganache over doughnuts before sprinkles.
Step 5: What to do with those HOOOOOOLES? Dip it in a glaze! Whisk together 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. When the doughnuts are cool enough to handle, dip into the glaze; if you like, flip them around until they’re completely covered. Put on drying rack to let the glaze harden.
And Tada! You and your Gals are ready to Celebrate.