Italian Donuts

Ricotta cheese adds an Italian twist to these fried dough dessert bites.


Italian Donuts

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Servings: 36
Yield: 3 dozen fritters
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Ingredients
  • 1  15  ounce container 
    ricotta cheese
  • 4   
    eggs
  • 1   tablespoon 
    vanilla
  • 1 1/2  cups 
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  cup 
    granulated sugar
  • 2   tablespoons 
    baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
  •  
    Cooking oil for frying
  •  
    Sifted powdered sugar or granulated sugar or cinnamon/sugar
Directions
1.
In a large bowl beat ricotta cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined. Add flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat on low speed until just combined. Let batter stand for 30 minutes. Drop batter by well-rounded teaspoonfuls, four or five at a time, into deep hot fat (365 degrees F). Cook 2-1/2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Remove fritters with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining batter. Cool completely. Shake fritters in a bag with powdered sugar, granulated sugar, or cinnamon/sugar mixture. Makes 3 dozen.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 102, Fat, total (g) 6, chol. (mg) 30, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 9, pro. (g) 3, vit. A (IU) 97, sodium (mg) 107, calcium (mg) 71, iron (mg) 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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