I made a batch of chocolate filled beignets for a dinner party. The next morning the oil was still on the stove, albeit cold and I had brioche dough left in the bucket. My boys were waiting for something to eat and the coffee machine was doing its magic. In as much time as it would have taken me to make oatmeal I whipped together a batch of warm fresh doughnuts. The boys were thrilled and my coffee had the perfect companion!
Roll the brioche dough out to 1/4 inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter and a small round cookie cutter shape the doughnuts. Make sure to save the holes to fry up.
Fry them in the oil as you would the beignets (page 197) of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.
Lay the doughnuts out on paper towel to drain off any excess oil.
Dust with powdered sugar, pour that cup of coffee and read the paper. My perfect morning!