Food Memories – Fried Doughnuts

Sugar Coated

Today’s Food Memories installment is from my sister in law.  It’s a perfect example of how our Food Memories can be of something old or something new.  Or a little of both.  She says:

“I make these for the kids and our guests at the lake; what a treat.  Fried with just the powdered sugar topping reminds me of Bockers that my mom used to make us when we were little.  Gotta love that junk food.”

Jennifer’s Fried Doughnuts

BAH Note:  I searched and googled but couldn’t find any reference to Bockers online.  The best explanation I could get from The Mistah is that they were fried dough treats.  What’s not to like about that?  As a special surprise, I made these for breakfast on our anniversary.  You’ll definitely want to have more than two people on hand to gobble up these fried doughy treats.  We went with a cinnamon/sugar coating on the doughnuts, and spread Nutella on the centers.  I don’t think there’s a wrong topping for these so you use what you like best.  As far as cooking times go, they were light golden brown after about two minutes but were still doughy inside.  I recommend making a test doughnut to see how long you should cook yours….there’s no calories in a test doughnut anyway.

  • 1 can large biscuits (I used Pillsbury’s pre-rolled Crescent dough)
  • 16 ounces vegetable oil
  • powdered sugar
  • milk

Flatten out your biscuits like pancakes then poke a quarter sized hole in the middle (a small biscuit cutter does a great job).

Heat vegetable oil in a 2 quart saucepan over medium heat.  You will want the oil to reach approximately 350 degrees.

Working with one or two doughnuts at a time, fry them on both sides until golden brown.  Use something like a bamboo skewer or chopstick to safely and easily flip the doughnuts in the oil and to remove them when done cooking.

Dust with powdered sugar or make a quick glaze with the powdered sugar and milk.  Serve warm.

{printable recipe}

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7 Responses to Food Memories – Fried Doughnuts

  1. Emily Revere says:

    CHOCOLATE>>>>>dip them in chocolate!

  2. These look like cake donuts…had a couple of those this weekend from the bakery around the corner. Sweets are evil, but so good.

  3. My grandma used to make us doughnuts like this 🙂

    But seriously, cake doughnuts are so easy to make from scratch, Wendi you should experiment!

    • Wendi says:

      Mastering the art of homemade doughnuts would not be good for our waist lines. But I’m sure they would taste sublime.

  4. shutterboo says:

    Mouth is watering. Homer sounds escaping. No longer wonders why waistline is expanding.

  5. You are right. Sugar+Fried Dough=Love. 🙂

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