I know, I know, you’ve been sitting, anxiously, wringing your hands. “When, when will Jacob finally tell us how to make delicious donuts from scratch?” you say. Well, I have good news, and bad news. The good news is that I am going to share with you how to make delicious a Mickey Mouse donut right now. No, but seriously, these are too easy, and the donuts themselves only require three ingredients. They will melt in your mouth when you eat them. And they will be shaped like Mickey Mouse, because it’s from us. The bad news is that you are reading this, so you don’t actually have them yet. So get to readin, so you can get to eatin!
Ingredients for Mickey Mouse Donut
Like I said, this couldn’t be simpler. You will need:
- Bisquick. (2 cups) I swear it used to be Bisquik. Didn’t it? Am I misremembering that?
- Buttermilk. (1/2 cup) If you don’t have any buttermilk handy, try this trick. I hear you can just take regular milk and add a teaspoon of vinegar to it. However, I haven’t actually tried it, so don’t come after me if a volcano spontaneously forms under your house. I mean, you really have more pressing matters to attend to at that point.
- Lemon-lime soda. (Also 1/2 cup.) (I don’t know what you should do with the rest. Drink it or something.) I do not wish to endorse any specific kind, so pick one. Pick your favorite. Pick your least favorite, and pour it spitefully. I really don’t care.
(Note, the original recipe called for sour cream, which I have replaced with buttermilk, because, gross.)
Other things you will need:
- Veggie oil or something
First, start your oil heating. 2-3 inches in a small frying pan will work just fine. You will want it to be around medium to med high, if your burners don’t run that hot. Meanwhile, you measure your Bisquick into a bowl. Then gently stir in your buttermilk and
Sprite generic carbonated lemon-lime sweetened drink product. Do this until the powder is just moistened. Drop this mess on to a counter or something floured with flour. The original recipe called for you to flour it with precious, precious Bisquick. Do not be fooled by such heathens. I am here to protect you.
Knead dough 3 or 4 times. Don’t overmix or overknead, or it will toughen up your dough.
Now roll out your dough, and cut out as many Mickeys as you can with your biggest Mickey cutter. Then, take your smallest Mickey cutter, and cut out the holes from the middles. Also, you should flour your cutters. I probably should have pointed that out already.
Now it’s time to cook, so check that your oil is hot enough. Get a few drops of water on your fingertips, stand back, and flick the water into your pan. If it sizzles and pops, it’s ready.
That accomplished, clear away your excess dough, and using a floured spatula, gently pick each one up, and slide one by one (or two, if they will fit,) into your oil. It should not take much time to cook, so be ready to flip it. (A metal fork is your best bet, here.) A golden brown color is your goal. Flip it, then transfer to a strainer to drain off excess oil once both sides are done. When the donuts are done, dip them into a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Plenty of it will stick, but you may need to press down gently. And that’s that. You can cook the insides for donut holes, and you can reroll the dough to get more donuts out of it.
Eat the donuts. All of them. Don’t say I never did anything for you.
- 2 cups Bisquick
- 1/2 cup Buttermilk
- 1/2 cup Lemon Lime Soda
- Sugar/Cinnamon Mixture
- Vegetable Oil
1.) Prepare vegetable oil for frying.
2.) Pour Bisquick in a bowl and slowly stir in buttermilk and lemon lime soda.
3.) Knead dough 3 or 4 times.
4.) Roll out your dough on a floured surface and cut out big Mickey shapes and smaller Mickey shapes inside.
5.) Cook in vegetable oil until golden brown. (Just a few minutes)
6.) Drain off excess oil.
7.) Dip into sugar/cinnamon mixture.