When I bought the container of crescent dough, I bought a can of biscuit dough as well. I was a little disappointed in how the cronuts turned out. They tasted okay, but they did not look that great. I figured that I should have better luck with the biscuits, as they came already into eight round shapes. I would not need to do anything to the dough, other than punch out a circle in the middle. The required baking time from the biscuit donut recipe and the baking time provided on the biscuit can differed by a couple of minutes. So, I figured I would check on the biscuits after the lower time and put them back in the oven for an additional minute, if needed.
The biscuit donuts were ready in less than 10 minutes. While the pre-made biscuits were taller and thicker than the pre-baked cronuts, and rose up slightly above the donut-shaped cavity in the baking pan, they still came out of the oven in a regular donut shape, both in size and shape. Already, I was more pleased with using biscuits over crescent rolls – though both recipes involved ready-made dough. I am certain that the cronuts would look a lot different when homemade dough is used.
As the biscuit donuts cooled, I melted some chocolate in my candy maker. It is a small pot but big enough to dunk the top of a biscuit into it. I was pleased with how the chocolate frosted biscuit donuts looked. Colleagues at work enjoyed the biscuit donuts. However, not being a biscuit fan myself, the chocolate frosting on top was not enough to make me want to bake them again. If I receive a request for them, then I will bake these again. In a few years, when I am retired and running my own bakery (wishful thinking, right?), maybe I’ll have a limited number in the display case. Now that I think about it, April Fools Day would be a great time of the year to bake biscuit donuts for friends/family/customers..