I was on the couch watching "Maury" getting some work done during our most recent snow day when I smelled something delicious coming from the kitchen. I walked in to find fresh cinnamon sugar donuts, and Kristie wearing an apologetic expression. "They're not gluten-free," she said.
That lamentable fact aside, this is a tradition from Kristie's childhood in Virginia. Whenever they had snow days, her mom would make Kristie and her sister these yummy fried donuts. And yeah, it's almost spring, but we might have one snow day left in us! If not, I think they'd make a great addition to a weekend breakfast. (I'm not going to insult you by saying these are healthy. You know what you're getting yourself into.)
To make the snow day donuts, you will need:
- 1 package of refrigerated biscuits (Kristie prefers Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits)
- Vegetable oil
- 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- A soda or water bottle cap
Fill a small saucepan with 2" of vegetable oil. Heat over medium-high. Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a bowl.
Meanwhile, peel apart the biscuits. Using the bottle cap, cut the middle out of each biscuit (save these for donut holes!).
Once the oil is hot, place the donuts in two or three at a time. Fry for two minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy. Remove from the oil and immediately toss in the cinnamon sugar mixture using a fork, coating completely.
Eat immediately! These are best when warm.
Pair with hot chocolate, get cozy, and watch "Maury" the snow.