From the Archives: The World's Easiest Doughnuts


[Photograph: María del Mar Sacasa]

You heard right. These are the easiest doughnuts you'll ever make. Perhaps even the easiest dessert. Certainly the dessert with the highest deliciousness to effort ratio. All you do is take some ready-to-bake biscuits, poke a hole in the center, then deep fry them. That's it. I showed my kid sister this trick and she—not an expert in the art of pastry and dessert by any means—is now legendary for the fresh doughnuts she serves at dinner parties.

Now you can do it too.

Read all of the hole-y details right here, and prepare to get your fry on.

About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Chief Creative Officer of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at @thefoodlab on Twitter, or at The Food Lab on Facebook.