Are you ready for back-to-school?
These tasty treats are our favorite way to celebrate.
And once you try them you will be hooked!
Biscuit beignets (or donuts as we call them in our house) have been a family tradition since I was a little girl myself, so regardless of how sinful these bitty bites of heaven might be, they are really nothing more than pure comfort food!
Growing up we loved cooking biscuit beignets with mom and they really are fun to make.
Messy . . . but FUN! So let's get started!
You will need:
1 can of 'exploding biscuits'
1. Grab your assistants and open your can of biscuits. We prefer buttermilk or butter tastin' but not the flaky layers kind. They don't seem to work as well, but will certainly do in a pinch! My assistant is so stinking cute this morning with his little bed head - mmmwah!
2. Cut your biscuits into thirds and poke a hole through the middle of your slices. Kids can help with this part.
3. Meanwhile, heat 1-2" of cooking oil (I use canola) in a pan. Make sure it's good and hot when you place the donuts in to fry. They should bubble and rise to the top immediately when you drop them in. Like all recipes that include frying, don't overcrowd your oil to keep the temperature constant. I fry mine on a medium-medium low heat, but you will soon figure out what works for you. Often, this depends on how many helpers you have for the next steps - ha! Since I don't use a deep fryer, you need to flip 'em to cook both sides!
4. Remove from the oil when they are golden brown and let drain/cool on paper towels. They look wonderful already, don't they?
5. Drop into a bag of powdered sugar and Shake! Shake! Shake! This is another great step for kids to help with - see?!
6. Remove from powdered sugar and place in your serving bowl . . .
There is always a HUGE problem with my sous chefs eating the beignets as soon as they come out of the bag - so watch out! One can of biscuits should make 36 beignets, but that many never, ever make it to the table. So if you're feeding a crowd at breakfast, you might want to go ahead and grab another can.
7. And a toast to back-to-school or whatever the occasion may be! Enjoy!!