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Easy Homemade Doughnuts
Note on the biscuits: I used Pillsbury biscuits for this recipe.
One roll of "Buttermilk" biscuits yields ten small (about 2 1/2-inch inches in diameter) doughnuts and ten tiny doughnut holes. You'll need a 1/2-inch round cutter to punch out the holes. One roll of "Grands Homestyle Buttermilk" biscuits yields eight large (about 3 1/2 inches in diameter) doughnuts and eight doughnut holes. You'll need a one-inch round cutter to punch out the holes.
Chopsticks are the best tool to use for turning the doughnuts, but you can use the ends of two wooden spoons if you don't have any on hand. If you don't have round cutters, use a bottle cap or the back of a pastry tip that fits the measurements provided.
The glaze recipes below make enough for one batch of large doughnuts. If making small ones, cut the recipe in half.
Serve the doughnuts warm.