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Italian Ricotta Doughnuts

Fried doughnut made with flour and ricotta cheese
Prep Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Cuisine Italian
Servings 40


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 15 oz Whole milk Ricotta
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract optional
  • 3 cups Vegetable Oil for deep frying


  • Cream ricotta with a stand/hand mixer. Add vanilla Add eggs one at a time and combine well after adding each egg.
  • Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix until combined (do not over mix) Let batter stand for 1/2 hour at room temperature
  • Heat up frying oil in a deep pan (about 2/3rds) the way full to about 365 degrees F (Aprox 6 1/2 cups frying oil). Test with a thermometer and when oil reaches 365 degrees F carefully drop by teaspoonfuls into the oil. Fry 4 at a time. Flip over to cook both sides. Carefully remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel.
  • Shake or roll in confectionary sugar, cinnamon sugar or eat plain.


Keep oil at 365 degrees - if too hot the outside will cook and the inside will be raw
Test one to start and adjust temperature of oil if needed
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