A Nod to National Donut Day

June 7, 2019

 

A Nod to National Donut Day

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Me, playing Peek-a-boo with donuts.  :o)

Well, it has finally happened!
I suppose after six years of being a blogger, it was to be expected, but …

IMG_3678I suppose after six years of being a blogger, it was to be expected, but … 

As I was knee-deep into writing and assembling this post, and while working on the last bit of  “research”, I stumbled upon… IT;  a previous blog post that had the same recipe, with similar photos.  Over the past year, I had kept telling myself that I should keep a file of recipes used, so the inevitable would not occur, but…

IMG_3668 2I had kept telling myself that I should keep a file, so the inevitable would not occur, but…

I now find myself the creator of two posts with identical recipes.  So, dear reader, if you have been an I’m Annette follower for awhile, I apologize for this duplication. If you are
a new follower to this blog, please bear with me.  Either way, I promise that my next post will have a fun new recipe, deeply rooted in South Carolina cuisine.

My Family and Donuts

My sign

A colorful donut sign hangs in my kitchen.  Aside from the fact that I am a big fan of
Marty Mummert‘s artistic signs, this piece is a “nod” to my hubby’s younger years, when his family owned a Cleveland, Ohio donut shop.

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Marty Mummert’s colorful “DONUTS” sign that is displayed in my kitchen.

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A coffee cup from when my hubby’s family owned the Donut House.

Hans’ Bakery

Hans’ Bakery donuts played a BIG part at my family’s reunion last year in Minnesota.
Hans’ was the family breakfast destination of choice, on our way to visiting
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Hans’ Bakery has a lot to choose from, but donuts are king.

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There were a variety of donuts.

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My grandson devours his “big as your head” donut during our family reunion.
July 2018

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My son and his girlfriend share a donut.
July 2018

Read about our trip to Hans’ Bakery, here.

A “Nod” to National Donut Day

Did you know that there are actually two National Donut (holi)days?  The most popular being celebrated on the first Friday in June, with the lesser-known donut day being in November. There are also other dates set aside for Jelly-filled Donut Day,  and
Creme-filled Donut Day.

The Salvation Army started National Donut Day as a way to honor those who served soldiers during WWI, cooking donuts in helmets in France. Honest! You can read about it here.

Read more about this holiday for this yummy bakery treat, here.

Making Biscuit Donuts-A Photo Tutorial

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Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a shallow dish, while the oil is heating.

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Cut a hole in the center of each biscuit. 
(I use a clean, old, pharmacy pill bottle to cut out the center.)

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Remove the donut holes.

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Make sure that your oil is hot before cooking, about 325 degrees.

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Drop a few biscuits into the oil at a time.
The donuts cook quickly, so be vigilant,
turning them as soon as the first side is the brownness you desire.

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Remove donuts from oil and drain for a few moments on a paper towel.

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Dredge in the sugar and cinnamon mixture.

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Eat while hot. :o)

The Recipe

Biscuit Donuts

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Ingredients

1 package refrigerated canned biscuits (5, or 10 count)

Vegetable oil, or peanut oil

¼ cup sugar

1 tea. Cinnamon

Directions

Heat 1-2 inches of oil in electric skillet, at about 325 degrees,
or in a heavy-duty pan over medium heat.
(The heat may vary depending on your electric skillet, or stove.)

Drop a pinch of dough into oil to test.
When oil is hot enough, the dough will sink to the bottom and then pop back up sizzling.

While oil is heating, mix sugar and cinnamon together in a shallow dish.
Set aside.

Open biscuits and separate.
Cut a hole in the center of each biscuit. Remove holes.
I use a clean, old, pharmacy pill bottle to cut out the center.

Drop a few biscuits into the oil at a time.
The donuts cook quickly, so be vigilant,
turning them as soon as the first side is the brownness you desire.

The donut holes cook quickly and need to watched, flipping almost immediately.

Remove donuts from oil and drain for a few moments on paper towels,
then dredge in sugar and cinnamon mixture.

Eat while hot.

Enjoy!

 

Other I’m Annette Donut Posts
(Click on the post)

Mall of America, Mikey’s Diner, and Other Midwestern Sites of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Washington D.C., Gettysburg, and Points In-between

It’s Dollars (or Disney Dip) to Doughnuts that
the Saga of My Broken-Leg Adventure has come to an End!

Minnesota nice= A Very Nice Family Reunion

Summer’s Musings

Thanks for reading!!!!!
Annette

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Enjoying this Hans’ Bakery donut!
July 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to A Nod to National Donut Day

  1. The Happy Book Blog. says:

    Did someone just mention donuts😉

    Liked by 1 person

  2. bwbuttons@q.com says:

    You got my appetite going! Must visit the Mall of America just to get a donut at Han’s. Barb

    Liked by 1 person

  3. greg says:

    Some good things just bear repeating! That little Donut House coffee mug is priceless…love seeing that!

    Liked by 1 person

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