Orange-Sugar Fried Beignets

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 1:00 PM, March 4, 2014

Aired March 4, 2014

Serves 32 donut holes
Vegetable oil, for frying
Zest of 1 orange 
2 cups sugar (in various colors such as purple, yellow and green)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1 container (for 8 large biscuits) store-bought buttermilk biscuit dough 
1/2 cup agave or honey thinned with a little water

Place oil in a deep pan until it comes about halfway up the side of the pan. Heat to 350F.

Place orange zest, sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl or plate, and stir to combine; set aside. 

Cut biscuits into quarters and roll into balls to form 32 donut holes. Working in batches, place donut holes in the hot oil and fry until golden, about 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the hot donuts to a paper towel to drain. 

In a shallow bowl or plate, roll the warm donuts in the agave or thinned out honey. Toss in spiced colored sugar and serve immediately.