You can use lard or oil, whatever artery clogging kind floats your boat. And you drop the biscuits in and Viola! you have doughnuts. I opened the biscuits a little to early and they did not puff up the way they should, but the diners did not seem to mind.
The two tots had fun and enjoyed the doughnuts. Gia is a bit of a bully come to find out. Hopefully school and more play dates will make her better at sharing and more fun for the other children to be around.