Monday, August 16

A little Comfort with my food Please...



(this was orginally posted on Oct. 28,2008  by me)
Welcome to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. Glad to have you join us. My sister, Lisa, and I co-host this blog carnival. We share recipes, kitchen and cooking tips, and anything food related that you want to share. So, join the fun. Write your foodie post and then link back to my blog, mentioning Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. Don't forget to leave your link info, with Mr. Linky he lives at Lisa's blog.

Today I am writing about something amazing I saw last week. I could not believe my eyes. Could it be that simple I thought? Could it be that easy to have homemade doughnuts in my own home? Surely not!

BUT Paula Deen made it so. She made Doughnuts using... are you ready for this (you MUST do a drum roll in your head please)... store bought biscuits!

Yep, you read that right, biscuits. I was sitting there with my jaw dropped open like an idiot.
I got so excited. I plan to try this on Saturday for my little family as a treat.
You can go directly to the Food Network website to see the recipe and more wonderful Paula delights.


Paula Deen's Chocolate-Dippy Doughnuts

Ingredients:

Peanut Oil
1 Can store -bought biscuits
1 (4oz) bar sweet chocolate ( Baker's German recommended)
1/2 oz (1/2 square) unsweetened chocolate
1 stick unsalted butter
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat fryer with peanut oil to 350 degrees
Separate pre-cut biscuits. Make a hole in the middle with your hand and sculpt dough into a doughnut shape. Place doughnuts into fryer and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, flipping to fry both sides. Place doughnuts aside onto a paper towel lined plate to remove excess oil.

Melt the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over very low heat. Stir in the sugar, alternating with the evaporated milk, blending well. Raise the heat to medium and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Lower the heat and cook, stirring, until the mixture becomes thick and creamy, about 8 minutes. Stir in the vanilla then remove the pan from the heat.

Stick a fork through the doughnut holes and dip the doughnuts immediately into the chocolate mixture before the chocolate starts to cool. Place the doughnuts on a plate and serve when the chocolate on the doughnuts sets, about 5 minutes.


Seriously... this is NOT a weight watcher kind of post... it is all comfort here!

Have a great week and don't forget to come back next week for more foodie fun. Now, check out Lisa's for more exciting food posts.

picture from FoodTV.com


22 comments:

Georgia said...

I definitely want to hear how this comes out. Unfortunately, I am in my Weight Watchers season so I'm telling myself how disgusting and greasy they probably are. Also clumpy. (Don't listen to me...)

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Yes, I saw this episode. I was amazed too! I heart Paula Deen!

Deanna said...

With Paula Deen you are guaranteed GOOD! This sounds so quick, easy and delicious.

Cheryl said...

I bet they are yummy!

Thanks for sharing

Cheryl

lana said...

I just had a friend tell me that her Dad has been making doughnuts like this for the family for 25 years... Thanks Brandie :-)

Live.Love.Eat said...

Awesome!!!! I love making something that people can say Wow to.

Sherry said...

Those sound absolutely scrumptious!! I made doughnuts the other day called AppleSauce Doughnuts, but these are chocolate. YUM! My weakness!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Those definitely do not look like they are on my diet! YUMMY!

Scarlet O'Kara said...

I have always wanted to try this recipe and now I just might...

A happy heart at home said...

Ooh, those look *good*! Yum!

~Susan

Bohanon Family said...

okay, you know I love you right... are you serious that this is the first time you've heard of making doughnuts with canned biscuits? Seriously? I've been making them that way for years. Fry them puppies up put some powdered sugar and honey on it and you've got yourself a beignet! :)
We cut the biscuits in to 3 pieces, fry them and shake them in cinnamon and sugar - cinnamon sticks. I did a whole scrapbook page about them! HA HA!! http://scrapbook.com/galleries/165947/view/883465/-1/180/1.html

Welcome to the most wonderful discovery!!!

Jamey said...

this is so yummy, thanks for reminding me of these!

lana said...

OMG SuBo... you have just totally blown my mind with all those options. I really have never heard of this before. I am actually kinda mad at you for not telling me about it before! :-)

The Happy Housewife said...

I have heard about this before. It seems a lot of people are making them lately. It must be a sign, lol!
Toni

Donna@The Frugal Mom Blog said...

It is 10P.M. and I now want a doughnut! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

SarahHub said...

My mom used to make doughnuts like this when I was a kid. Hot with powdered sugar sprinkled on top. How yummy!

carolyn mom said...

Sounds so good! How much sugar and how much evaporated milk?
I sure would like to try making these.

~LL~ said...

OK...I've never heard of this either, nor did I see the episode...so I eagerly await your update on these :D

Brenda said...

Sometimes we just need these comfort foods!

Alison @ Hospitality Haven said...

Homemade donuts just taste SO much better than store-bought!

Leighann said...

I think I now need a deep fryer!

HoosierHomemade said...

It's great to share with friends. I'd love for you to join us at my other blog, "Its A Blog Party". I host a different party everyday, Tuesdays are all about food. http://itsablogparty

-Liz

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