Campfire Cooking: Doughnuts

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Who doesn’t love a good doughnut? This can be a fun recipe to make with children, as long as you don’t let them do the frying! If you’re feeling fancy, you can also frost and sprinkle your doughnuts for extra fun. However, that cinnamon sugar gives the flavor of a fresh doughnut purchased at a local fair or carnival. Simple, warm, and nostalgic.


Peanut or vegetable oil
1 can of biscuit dough
Cinnamon sugar
Optional: frosting, sprinkles, or powdered sugar for different flavored doughnuts


1. Heat the Oil
Heat 2-3 inches of oil in a skillet, until “shimmering”. Test the heat of the oil with a small piece of biscuit dough. If the dough browns, and begins to fry, it’s ready! If the dough sinks to the bottom and does nothing, it’s not ready. Another trick to test the temperate of the oil is to use a wooden chopstick. If you stick the chopstick in and small bubbles come out- your oil is hot!

2. Make a Doughnut Shape
Remove the biscuits from their can, and poke a hole in each one making a doughnut shape. You may need to pull the hole open a bit to make it into a true O shape.

3. Fry
Drop your doughnuts very carefully into the oil. Fry on each side until brown. When finished frying, remove from the oil and let cool on a wire rack.

4. Coat the Doughnuts
While the doughnuts are still warm, either dip them in the cinnamon sugar, or toss them with the cinnamon sugar in a paper bag. You can also choose to frost your doughnuts or coat them in powdered sugar. Whatever you choose, it will be delicious!

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12 Responses to “Campfire Cooking: Doughnuts”


    I have two of my slide out working sporadically. It feels like they’re a bad contact somewhere. I’m at the point of buy two new motors, but before I do that, I was wondering if there is something else I should check? Your help is much appreciated.

    • Customer Service

      Hi Daniel,

      I would check the voltage you have going to the slide outs. If 2 are having problems, it could be a power issue. Are you running just off of the battery or plugged into an outlet? Make sure the voltage is over 12.2VDC when the button is pressed, having someone check the wire connectors at the motors while someone is pressing the button is the best way. Just be careful of moving mechanisms when doing this. There could also be a problem at the switch. The ground wires coming from the motors are usually connected to the ground bar located behind the power distribution center. Check all of those connections to make sure they are tight and also check the main chassis ground, usually underneath the unit going into the frame. If it is rusted it could have a weak connection. Make sure your battery water levels are full and the connections are good without corrosion. They could also be sulfated, check the battery voltage while operating the slide outs and if it drops real low the batteries need an equalizing charge to clean off the plates. Most of the time when motors fail, they don’t work again. This sounds more like an electrical issue so i would inspect everything you can before replacing the motor.

      Hope this helps,

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  2. Terry

    is there a cleaning system you there a complete kit sold? I see boars head brushes and lambs wool –
    which to use while not damaging decals?do you have a preferred cleaner or wax?
    thanks for your has aluminum corrugated siding

  3. Dave

    I went to use the central heat today…it goes on and then it shuts off and blows cold air and it seems it never heats up again….this is with gas and electric any clues…

    • Customer Service


      If you are talking about the light on the switch located at the control panel, you would have to remove the panel and check the wire connections to the switch. The power to the switch that goes to the water heater jumps off of other 12v power sources behind the panel. You would want to check voltage to the switch and if that is OK, then the switch might be bad. If there is no voltage present, you would have the follow the wiring to where it taps into another 12v source. It is very common for a connection on the back of the panel to come loose. Make sure to check the ground wires too. They are usually bunched together and it is easy for one to work it’s way loose.

      I hope this was helpful!

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    • Customer Service


      There are sometimes valves located in the compartment above that open and just let it drain below. If the valves are underneath of the RV though, you would have to find a way to get under it to open them. You could always try to have someone install a system to drain the valves from inside the RV as well. I have done this before for people to make it easier for winterizing. You just have to make sure to open the lower drains, if they are holding water and they freeze it can crack open the lines and you will have a permanent leak coming from underneath until it gets replaced.


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