After I got into Dutch oven cooking, I started using it every time I can. While camping, in my backyard, at home, on stove, in stove. I was looking for desserts to change from the dump pies and sweet breads. Then I was like why won’t I be able to make donuts in my Dutch Oven. After all it’s the most versatile cooking tool in the world. And this is where the Dutch Oven Campfire Donuts Recipe originated from. They are nice, original, sweet and simple to make.
Dutch Oven Campfire Donuts Recipe
- Oil for frying about 2 cups is sufficient
- Refrigerated biscuits like Pillsbury’s Grands
- Cinnamon and sugar 1 cup of sugar to 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- Brown paper bag like you would use to pack a lunch
Heat the oil until it is just about to boil; the temperature is right when little bubbles are forming on the pot. You do not want a rolling boil. (At first I had the oil too hot and it turned the first donut black in under 10 seconds!)
Cut each biscuit in half (down the middle) so that each pre-sliced biscuit makes two round dough circles. Then poke a hole in the middle of each dough circle.
Deep-fry the donut biscuits until both sides are golden brown.
Place the cinnamon and sugar in the brown lunch bag and shake to mix. When you remove the cooked donut from the oil, let any excess oil run off, then put it into the bag and shake until the donut is coated.
Photo by Flickr/Ken Hawkins