About this recipe:These ricotta puffs are made throughout Italy. They are similar to deep-fried doughnuts made from ricotta, flour and sugar, which are pan-fried and lightly dusted with icing sugar before serving.
Makes: 2 -4 dozen
1 pinch salt
150g caster sugar
675g ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
250ml vegetable oil for frying
40g icing sugar for decoration
575g cake flour
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:5min › Ready in:20min
In a large bowl; mix eggs, caster sugar and ricotta cheese until smooth and creamy. Stir in the vanilla and flour. If the batter is dry mix in a little of the milk.
In a frying pan over medium high heat, heat vegetable oil until hot. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter into the hot oil and fry until golden. Turn to cook cookies evenly. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain cookies on kitchen towels. Sprinkle with icing sugar if desired.
Is lower in protein than ordinary plain flour. It makes lighter and fluffier baked items. You can make your own cake flour by mixing together 145g plain flour with 2 tablespoons cornflour.