It was a wonderful weekend in Oneonta. My parents came to visit, while my dad did some electrical work, my mom entertained the kids. We enjoyed going out for ice cream and going to Fly Creek Cider Mill. We love the cider mill for something to do with the kids. (I will feature it in Places To Go shortly) One thing we love most at the cider mill, is the donuts. They are so delicious and I can't possibly think of how to copy them, but I can make my own special short cut donuts.
The boys love my short cut donuts. I started making these a couple of years ago, when my mom reminded me of a recipe her mom used to make. While my Grandma Wechter would make homemade donuts, she also made this quick version. I also used this opportunity to use a spice I had inadvertently bought, apple pie spice. I had meant to buy cumin one day, and when I got home to make tacos I quickly discovered apple pie spice :o( I don't make a ton of apple pies, so now I have to find ways to use it up, well here's a dandy.
This is how I did it:
1 package of large biscuits (refrigerated ones in the can)
apple pie spice
In a pot add oil to reach about 3 inches up the side and turn on over medium heat (about 375 degrees)
Using a round cutter cut out a whole in each biscuit and slowly drop into oil. Cook for two minutes on each side and lay on paper towels to drain.