Possibly the best donut ever! Smoky mezcal meets sweet peaches and spicy jalapeño on a savory donut you won’t soon forget. We’ve created a donut hack that makes this an insanely fast and easy recipe. It requires no yeast, no rising or proofing and no baking skills.

The smokey sweet glaze and the spicy hot sauce are positively transformative on this so we use a ton of it. It’s messy in the absolute best way. Serve it on a plate with plenty of glaze and sauce and plus more on the side for dipping. Eat it with a fork and knife or just pull it apart and get your fingers messy. It’s beyond yummy.

Our Donut Hack

As much as I love sweets, I’m not a fan of sweets for breakfast. I’m just more of a savory girl. Enter the bisc-nut. This crazy hack on donuts makes them less sweet than traditional donuts. Traditional donuts require yeast and proofing. OMG really? I’m a cook, not a baker, and the thought of using yeast gives me hives. Plus I’m a bit ADD in the kitchen, I like the recipes that don’t require a lot of waiting for things. So I started using this genius hack years ago. 

It Starts With The Biscuit

Biscuits are so easy even I can make them. Start with a good biscuit recipe like this one from Grist & Toll. Make the biscuit recipe as written but instead of putting them in the oven, put them in the fridge for 10 minutes to chill.

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil (sunflower oil preferably)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño
  • 1/3 cup chopped and smashed peaches with juice reserved (frozen or canned will work just fine)
  • 1 ounce mezcal
  • Additional chopped peach to top donuts
  • Kill Sauce Jalapeño
  • 6 unbaked biscuits, chilled. See Biscuit Recipe

Directions

  1. Place enough vegetable oil in large pot to cover up to 5 inches. Place pot over medium heat with a candy thermometer to monitor temp.
  2. In a bowl mix the first 4 ingredients, smashing the peaches against the side of the bowl to release the juice until all the powdered sugar is incorporated.
  3. Place chilled uncooked biscuits on a cutting board and using a shot glass cut holes in the middle.
  4. Gently lower the biscuits into oil heated to 375.
  5. Deep fry just a few minutes per side until golden brown, turning to brown evenly.
  6. Place fried donuts on paper towels to cool.
  7. Drizzle the glaze over the donuts and top with extra peaches.
  8. Drizzle on plenty of Kill Sauce.
  9. Serve with additional glaze and sauce on the side for dipping.

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