A delicious cross of southern biscuit and yeast biscuit goodness
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1 cup whole milk (at room temperature)
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons butter (cold Oil, for frying)
- Mix the yeast into the room temperature milk. Set aside while you assemble the rest of the ingredients.
- Place all of the dry ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Mix briefly to combine.
- Cut the cold butter into 1/2inch cubes, and add them to the dry ingredients. Work the mixture on a low speed for about 2 minutes, or until the butter is mostly incorporated into the flour, with some larger flakes of butter still visible. Mix more than you would for traditional biscuits or a pie dough: Most of the butter should be incorporated into the flour.
- Add the milk and yeast to the mixer, and mix on a medium speed, just until the mixture starts to cohere and there is no dry flour in the bottom of the bowl.
- Dump the mixture out onto a floured surface, and pat and knead it together until it forms a smooth ball. Roll the dough out to about 1/2inch thickness, and use a doughnut cutter, a knife or a cookie cutter, to cut out as many donuts as you can.
- Re-roll the scraps
- Set aside your donuts in a cool spot for 30 minutes. (you do not want to put this in a warm spot that would cause the butter in the biscuits to melt and would make these a mess to work with.)
- When the donuts have rested, heat about 2 inches of oil in a wide, deep pan, and bring it up to 350° F
- Place a few donuts at a time into the hot oil (fewer is best you don’t want the oil to bubble over and you want even browning). They need about 1 1/2 minutes per side.
- When they have turned a dark golden brown and have puffed up to about twice their size,remove from the oil and drain on a wire rack with paper toweling beneath.
- Toss the donuts in cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar, or glaze them.
- Prep Time: 40 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: Southern