A biscuit cutter is nice to use to punch out the middle of the doughnut, so that you can make doughnut holes.
- Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts - add 1/2 tsp Cocoa Powder to the Powdered Sugar and drizzle in Milk.
- Orange Glazed Doughnuts - substitute Orange Juice for the Milk and add a bit of Orange Zest.
- For a deeper flavor, add a sprinkling of freshly ground pepper to the cinnamon and sugar mix.
If using sprinkles, add them to the glazed doughnut right after dredging in the glaze. This way, they will stick nicely.
Flakey biscuits work the best and will give you the lightest texture and the fluffiest bite.
Buttermilk biscuits are very good too, but expect a heavier doughnut, much like an "old fashion" doughnut, which happens to be my favorite at the doughnut shops. I suggest using a sugar glaze when using buttermilk biscuit dough.