Saturday, 14 July 2012
Easy To Make Dairy Free "Timbits"
If your kids are anything like mine then the sight of a Tim Hortons is enough to send them into a frenzy but since Maxwell cant have dairy this is a problem because there isn't one single donut there that doesn't have a milk product baked into it.
Often craving a Timbit he would cry at the thought of not having one and as his Mom I would feel like a real sh*t for passing through the drive thru for a caffeine fix with him pouting in his car seat.
Thats when it dawned on me..... I have always made "homemade donuts" but since Max's diagnosis I hadnt because I just assumed there was milk in it - colour me surprised, there is NOT!
Now I just freeze a batch and toss some in a baggie to keep in the van for those impromptu Timmies stops - problem solved.
This recipe is so versatile that I thought that I would share, whether your child has a dairy allergy or not these are a simple tasty treat that are fast and really yummy!
You will need:
1 (or more depending on how many you want to make) tubes of **Pillsbury Country Biscuits
1 bowl of 3/4 sugar & 1/4 cinnamon
Oil (your choice of what type) simmering on low/medium
Pop tube open and cut each biscuit into quarters (4)
Roll each piece into a small ball
Carefully drop 6-8 into the oil (Caution - they cook very fast so dont put too many in at once)
Gently move them in the oil to ensure an even light brown color
Remove from oil and put in the sugar mix
Generously cover the donuts and then remove to cool
Continue these directions with the remainder of the batch.
Different things to do....
If you want to make traditional donuts, instead of cutting the biscuits just rip a small hole in the center of each biscuit and stretch them out a bit
Cutting the biscuits in half instead of quarters will create larger balls much better for adults
For a tasty adult treat (contains dairy) you can make a glaze of confectioners sugar and baileys to drizzle over the donuts.
The creative options are endless which is why these are one of my favorite things to make.
** Pillsbury Country Biscuit Ingredients
Enriched wheat flour, water, soybean oil shortening, dextrose, sugar, salt, baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, soybean oil, sodium aluminum phosphate, potassium sorbate, natural & artificial flavour, calcium chloride
Contains: wheat; May contain milk ingredients