Quarantine DIY Donut Kit

Super Easy Decorate Yourself Donuts (I know it’s spelled doughnut, but donut is easier and cuter.)

If there’s one thing this pandemic has taught me, it’s how to be creative with food, and satisfy cravings without having to go to the drive through! We have been very strict when it comes to social distancing, especially in the beginning of the sh*t show (can I type that?!) that is Covid 19. We don’t go out in public unless absolutely necessary, and have all our groceries and necessities delivered to us. While scrolling through Facebook & Instagram I saw a few friends had posted pics of a Dunkin Donut kit, that was basically some plain donuts with the frosting and decorations on the side. The kids seemed to be enjoying the activity, and who doesn’t love a good sweet donut? The first thing that came to mind was, “I can totally make that.” Growing up my mom used to make donuts using canned biscuit dough, fried and rolled in cinnamon and sugar. I had all the ingredients at home, so my girls had their own donut kit and we didn’t even have to leave the house!

Stuff you need:

  • a can of refrigerated biscuit dough. (I use the Pillsbury Grands Southern Homestyle Biscuits)
  • 2 cups of vegetable oil
  • various frosting flavors
  • various sprinkles

Chef it up:

  • Heat oil in a deep pan until it reaches 350 degrees (the oil temp is very important! Be sure to use a cooking thermometer.
  • Use a soda bottle cap or small cookie cutter to cut holes in the center of the biscuits. (you can definitely fry up the holes too)
  • Fry biscuits until golden brown, a few minutes on each side. (be sure the oil is at 350 or the dough will get very oily and watch closely to not overcook!)
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • I used a large serving plate to serve the donuts and put the decorating supplies in smaller bowls. You can find all kinds of different colored and shaped sprinkles and seasonal ones as well in the baking section of the grocery store. I plan to make this activity a special treat for every holiday!

I definitely find that presentation goes such a long way when it comes to food. Even the most simple of recipes can become impressive dishes with a little added pizzazz! Your kids will absolutely love this breakfast activity and if you’re social distancing like we are, these little special moments make a big difference.

(Mimosas for the parents optional, yet highly encouraged. Enjoy!)

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