Ricotta Puffs (Sfinge di Ricotta)

Ricotta Puffs (Sfinge di Ricotta)


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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
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 125ml milk
  • 250ml vegetable oil for frying
  • 40g icing sugar for decoration
  • 575g cake flour

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Cake flour

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.

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These are absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to make them again! - 10 Jun 2011

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