When holiday potluck number 5 rolled around, I was hurting. Having a food blog comes with certain expectations that one feels pressured to meet. Add to that final exams and a wacky work schedule, and I found myself making cupcakes at 2am one night and baking cookies at 6am the next morning. I was on an unsustainable path.
Luckily, I have no qualms about getting a little help from the Pillsbury Doughboy from time to time, and these halfway-homemade fried cinnamon-sugar biscuits with a cream-cheese sauce came to the rescue.
The players: Biscuits dough from a can, cinnamon, sugar and oil are all you need. Really. And it’s just a few more ingredients if you want to make a cream-cheese sauce.
These were so easy to make, they’re almost too good to be true. Here are the steps:
Cut the biscuit dough into quarters, fry about 5-7 of them at a time until golden.
They’ll look something like this when they come out of the frying oil. Transfer them to a plate lined with paper towel to let excess oil drain off.
Then, you’ll roll them around in cinnamon sugar.
And that’s it!
Here they are covered in an optional, but highly recommended cream-cheese sauce.
These things do not disappoint, and were so easy to throw together that I picked up another can of biscuits to make sure I can make them whenever the mood or next potluck obligation strike again.
I fly home to Colorado this afternoon and words cannot express how excited I am right now. I hope you have similar feelings for your weekend plans. Have yourself a great one. TGIFryday.
- 1 8-piece can refrigerated biscuit dough
- vegetable oil for frying
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup milk
- In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat about 2 inches of oil over medium heat to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
- Prepare a paper-towel lined dish and set that aside too.
- Next, open the biscuit container, separate the biscuits and cut each one into quarters.
- Drop 5-7 pieces of dough in the hot oil (away from you, of course) and cook until they begin to brown on one side and float. Turn them over and cook until the other side is lightly browned, about a minute on each side.
- Remove biscuits from the oil and place them on the paper towel-lined plate.
- Once they've cool down enough to handle, roll around in cinnamon-sugar.
- Repeat with the remainder of the dough pieces.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, milk and mix on medium speed until combined.
- Serve with cinnamon-sugar biscuits.