Friday, December 23, 2011

Day 6: The Twelve Days of Christmas


Christmas will soon be here. And we continue with our Twelve Days of Christmas. 

On the Sixth Day of Christmas my True Love brought to me
Six Geese a Laying 

Here is Mother Goose or at least one of the geese and six yummy renditions of 'eggs.' But are they really  eggs?



We wanted to do something different with an upscale presentation and so put these in individual dessert/appetizer spoons.
 Have you guessed what they are yet? And how about that red sauce?
                                                                               

These are  'donut holes' made out of canned biscuits. We have been making these for years and years and I thought what a fun twist to Six Geese a Laying.
                                                              

                            
Here we used store brand canned biscuits that were on sale 2 cans for $1.  When my family was growing up we needed at least 3-4 cans. 
                                                                   


To open the biscuits just pull off  the outside wrapper and rap the side of the cardboard can on the corner of the counter and they burst open like this.
                                                                               


There are 10 biscuits in this can.
You can take out one at a time or keep two or three together.When I am making alot I just take out several biscuits at a time and
                                                                  


Cut the biscuits into fourths. We allow about 6-8 donut holes per person. And some will eat alot more.
                                                                              


Pour vegetable oil into a frying pan.
                                                                  

                                                                                
The oil should be 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch high in the pan. Heat oil to 350 degrees. The temperature is important.

                                                                 


I test the oil by putting one of the biscuit pieces into the pan. If it is too hot it will brown way too quickly. And the heat will need need to be lowered.  The biscuits should be a light golden brown.
                                                                  

When oil is ready add about 5 or 6 pieces of biscuit dough at once. Watch carefully and with a fork turn them over when you can see the bottoms are golden.
                                                                               


This is the way they should look. A light golden brown.
                                                                


Cut one open to make sure they are cooked through and not doughy. If seem doughy then return to the pan. Again watch for browness as you may have to lower the heat to finish cooking them.

                                                                               
And here are our little lovelies. Golden brown and perfectly done in the middle.

                                                                             


                                                                   
For our dipping sauce I use SUGAR FREE strawberry preserves. But you can use any flavor you like. Why am I using sugar free you ask? It is because it is a much BRIGHTER red color than regular strawberry preserves that are made with sugar. The regular strawberry preserves are a deep, almost burgundy red.
                                                                  


Put your preserves in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30-45 seconds.
                                                                  

It should turn out syrupy like this. Set aside.
                                                                 


Put powdered (confectioners) sugar into a saucer.
                                                                             


Put the donut hole in the sugar and cover with the sugar.
                                                                       


This is a first coating and we want it to be a solid white.
                                                                             


Like this one. However when doing alot at once, just put the powdered sugar in a lunch bag and shake them all up. That's what I did for all the rest of these. These six are for our 'Six Geese a Laying'  presentation. The rest can be put in a bowl and passed along with the extra strawberry dipping sauce.
                                                                    


Carefully pour about 2-3 teaspoons of sauce into each spoon.
                                                                                


Then add the donut hole.
                                                                                

Put them on a platter to serve. Or put them individually on a pretty plate on each persons tablesetting.
                                                                              

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Mother Goose is now here for our 'Six Geese A Laying.' And she is so proud of her breakfast donuts.We hope you will try these as they are so easy to make and so fun to eat. You and your family will love them. Mine do and still like them when they come to visit. ENJOY!!!


Thankyou  for joining me for Day 6 of the Twelve Days of Christmas. It’s always nice to have you visit.

From my table to yours, 

                                                                                    Seasonal Sunday            
                                                                  http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/ 

14 comments:

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the "eggs"! Wishing a very merry Christmas and the happiest of holiday seasons to you and yours!...hugs...Debbie

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

OH my Nan, these looks scrumptious! Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for your kind comment on our home.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those sure do look good. I have never seen this recipe before.

Thanks for coming by and Merry Christmas.

Kelli Henderson (The Pharmcook) said...

Nann! Girl, are you from Arkansas? You are frying canned biscuits! Before we know it you'll be frying bologna! :))) Now this is a post I can really identify with! Love it that this is so pretty, seasonal, and easy. Great job...again! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Nan - these look wonderful. I haven't made these in years! I will have to show my daughter & I know she will ask me to make them!! Merry Christmas, love, Dee

Linda said...

How wonderful! This is new to me. As always thank you for sharing. have a blessed Christmas and bright New year.

Kathleen said...

Merry Christmas, Nan! Love your donuts in the Chinese spoons, very sweet!

Kay Ellen said...

What a cute idea and presentation annnnnd they look delightful for a Christmas treat!!

So nice to meet you and welcome to the blogging World!!
Merry Christmas!

Kay Ellen

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Nann, there is a break in the flurry of activity at our house so I wanted to slip away to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS. I hope you have lots of family around to share this special day! Thanks for visiting me!-----Shannon

The Tablescaper said...

What a clever idea! Right down to the bright red dipping sauce.

Thank you for being a part of Seasonal Sundays! Merry Christmas.

- The Tablescaper

kitty said...

What a cute idea! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Terry said...

What a great idea! I can see them drizzled in chocolate too.

CJ said...

Super clever idea. I love the idea of the nesting donuts "alaying" in sweet sauce. Thanks for the idea. ~CJ

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh so yummy, I make these all the time, they are so good. Your presentation is fabulous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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