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Category: Dessert

Quick and Easy Donuts and Donut Holes from Home



1 or 2 package of large Pillsbury Grand Original Biscuits. Make donut holes with small cut out. Example below. Deep fry all dough till both sides are golden brown.

donut hole

Make 3 types:

Chocolate Frosting- 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening microwaved for 45 seconds and blended. Dip donuts in this immediately as it will cool off and harden quickly.

Powder Sugar- Dust confectionary sugar on both sides.

Cinnamon Sugar- 3/4 cups of sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon sifted together. Dip hot donuts on both sides to coat.


Cinnamon Rolls


The kids are off from School today so this was our Breakfast. I believe this was the first recipe I was introduced to in Culinary School. Its 3 parts, took one hour total prep time, cooked for 30 minutes longer and made 9 nice size Buns.


all purpose flour3 1/2 cups

warm water 1/2 cup

warm milk 1/2 cup

egg 1

salt 1 teaspoon

fast acting yeast 1/4 ounce. (1 package)

sugar 1/4 cup

butter melted 6 tablespoons

Add yeast to warm water and activate. Add flour to kitchen aide bowl. Add egg, sugar, salt, milk, and butter. Turn mixer on low using the dough hook. Add warm water with yeast to mixture. Mix on Medium till dough ball is formed. Cover for 45 minutes with warm paper towel. When proofed roll out on a clean surface. Example below.

cin bun dough

Sugar Mixture-

butter- 1/2 a cup

sugar 3/4 cup

cinnamon 2 tablespoons

Brush the dough with melted butter. Save some for bottom of pans. Mix cinnamon and sugar and top the dough with it. Save some for bottom of the pans.

cin bun dough sugar

Roll the Dough up.


Cut into 9 buns. Add left over butter and sugar mix to the bottom of pans. I fit 6 in one pan and 3 in another. Cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Take out of the oven and make the glaze and pour it over your warm buns.


butter 4 table spoons melted

hot water 1/8 cup

vanilla extract 1 teaspoon

powdered sugar 2 cups.



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Marshmallow Frosting

jodis cup cake frosting

Another one of my Wife’s favorite recipes. All the kids love her frosting. Tastes like a giant marshmallow! This particular picture is a Christmas theme. You can add food coloring to change the theme.

unsalted butter 1 cup

confectioners sugar 1 cup

vanilla extract 3/4 teaspoon

marshmallow cream 10 oz. (Fluff or alternative)

Beat softened butter in a Kitchen Aide with wire whisk on medium to high until creamy. Add marshmallow cream and move speed to slow. Beat in confectioners sugar and vanilla. Increase speed to medium to high until fluffy. Enjoy!

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Spinge Italian Doughnuts


Traditionally this is your dessert at all Pizzeria’s

My family called it “Spinge” my Sicilian side. Many also call it Zeppoli. This recipe is made typically with Pizza Dough. At least that’s how I learned back when I was 12 years old working at Pizza Town USA.

Pizza dough recipe from Casaculinarian.com

all purpose flour 3 cups (possibly more)

salt teaspoon

fast rising yeast 1 package

olive oil 2 tablespoons

warm water 1 cup (possibly more)

white sugar 1 tablespoon

In a Kitchen Aide using the dough hook add flour, salt, and sugar. Designate a hole in the middle of this mixture and add yeast package. Add olive oil and water to side of bowl and mix till dough ball is formed. For more instruction please go to my recipe page for Pizza Dough.

Let the dough proof out even a bit longer than if you were making a pizza. You will need a bench scrapper or knife and a deep fryer. Flour a surface lightly and put dough on top. Make small cuts to make your two bite doughnuts. Fry in deep fryer on 350 degrees until golden. Add to a paper bag and sprinkle confectionary sugar in the bag. Close the bag and shake it up!!! Feel like your on the board walk, Enjoy!

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