Quick Ricotta Doughnuts

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Quick Ricotta Doughnuts - just stir, roll and fry! Quick easy dessert that's a crowd pleaser, every single time! | Let the Baking Begin!

Over the past few weeks I have been living and breathing books, studying and school. If I do make something to eat, it’s quick like these Quick Ricotta Doughnuts. Good thing these are also crispy on the outside, super soft, moist and delicious on the inside, otherwise quick or not would not matter 😉

Quick Ricotta Doughnuts - just stir, roll and fry! Quick easy dessert that's a crowd pleaser, every single time! | Let the Baking Begin!

Our family, like anyone else I think, loves a good doughnut, but unless you go out and buy them, it can be quite time consuming to make from scratch.
Not these doughnuts though. They’re not yeast based, so they don’t require hours of rising time.

Quick Ricotta Doughnuts - just stir, roll and fry! Quick easy dessert that's a crowd pleaser, every single time! | Let the Baking Begin!

Instead you literally take 2-3 minutes to mix the dough, then you roll the balls and go straight to frying these babies. If you use a wide pot, you can be done frying in about 3 batches, but if you don’t like to waste too much oil like I do, then use a smaller pot and just fry fewer pieces at a time.
Can you see how these would be great to serve at your party as you watch the big movie awards? Oh yeah!

Finger food?  Check! Easy to make? Check! Super delicious? Check. A bite or two in each piece? Check! Should you run and make them right now? Check. Yes!

 

Ingredients for Quick Ricotta Doughnuts

  • One 32 oz container full fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 Cup flour (+ more flour for rolling)
  • 2/3 – 1 cup  SPLENDA® Granulated or granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • Oil for frying

How to make Quick Ricotta Doughnuts

Combine 32 ounces of ricotta, 1 egg, 2/3 to 1 cup SPLENDA® Granulated  (or sugar) and 2 tsp vanilla extract together with a whisk until smooth and well mixed

Quick Ricotta Doughnuts - just stir, roll and fry! Quick easy dessert that's a crowd pleaser, every single time! | Let the Baking Begin!

Add the 2 1/4 cups flour and 1 teaspoon of baking soda, then with minimal amount of strokes, using a large fork mix everything together until just combined.

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Pour about 1 inch of virgin olive oil into a heavy bottomed pot or a dutch oven and heat over medium heat until 360F (insert a heatproof thermometer into the oil, without touching the bottom and check the temperature, or use a thermometer that attaches to the side of the pot).

Quick Ricotta Doughnuts - just stir, roll and fry! Quick easy dessert that's a crowd pleaser, every single time! | Let the Baking Begin!

Now working quickly, use a 1 tablespoon ice cream scoop or a regular tablespoon to spoon 1 tablespoon of dough into a flour filled bowl. Roll the ball in the flour,

Quick Ricotta Doughnuts - just stir, roll and fry! Quick easy dessert that's a crowd pleaser, every single time! | Let the Baking Begin!

then roll between the palms of your hands into a ball. Transfer to a well floured surface.

Quick Ricotta Doughnuts - just stir, roll and fry! Quick easy dessert that's a crowd pleaser, every single time! | Let the Baking Begin!

Once the oil has heated to 360F, drop the rolled doughnut balls into the oil and fry for about 3-4 minutes or until deep golden color. The doughnuts should turn on their own, but if you overcrowd the pot they might need a little help turning. You can tear one doughnut apart to make sure they’re cooked all the way inside.

Quick Ricotta Doughnuts - just stir, roll and fry! Quick easy dessert that's a crowd pleaser, every single time! | Let the Baking Begin!

Remove the fried doughnuts to a paper towel lined plate. Serve hot with a choice of jam, condensed milk or chocolate ganache.
Allow the frying oil to cool, then discard.

Quick Ricotta Doughnuts

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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 60 round doughnuts

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for Quick Ricotta Doughnuts
  • One 32 oz container full fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2¼ Cup flour (+ more flour for rolling)
  • ⅔ - 1 cup SPLENDA® Granulated or granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

How to make Quick Ricotta Doughnuts

  1. Combine 32 ounces of ricotta, 1 egg, ⅔ to 1 cup SPLENDA® Granulated (or sugar) and 2 tsp vanilla extract together with a whisk until smooth and well mixed.
  2. Add the 2¼ cups flour and 1 teaspoon of baking soda, then with minimal amount of strokes, using a large fork mix everything together until just combined.
  3. Pour about 1 inch of virgin olive oil into a heavy bottomed pot or a dutch oven and heat over medium heat until 360F (insert a heatproof thermometer into the oil, without touching the bottom and check the temperature, or use a thermometer that attaches to the side of the pot).
  4. Now working quickly, use a 1 tablespoon ice cream scoop or a regular tablespoon to spoon 1 tablespoon of dough into a flour filled bowl. Roll the ball in the flour, then roll between the palms of your hands into a ball. Transfer to a well floured surface.
  5. Once the oil has heated to 360F, drop the rolled doughnut balls into the oil and fry for about 3-4 minutes or until deep golden color. The doughnuts should turn on their own, but if you overcrowd the pot they might need a little help turning. You can tear one doughnut apart to make sure they're cooked all the way inside.
  6. Remove the fried doughnuts to a paper towel lined plate. Serve hot with a choice of jam, condensed milk or chocolate ganache.
  7. Allow the frying oil to cool, then discard.

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  • These are the only doughnuts I will eat. My mom used to make them but I’ve never made them myself. Our local Russian shop sells these doughnuts but in giant sizes, so once in a while I buy one for each of us. The photos are so gorgeous I can almost taste them. Yum!

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  • Oh. My. Goodness. My weak spot! These look so incredibly good and totally remind me of my childhood! Love the combination of the crispy outer shell and soft fluffy inside. Mmmmm….

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  • I think my hubby would love this! amazing recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing

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  • Anna

    PLEASE look into the sugar substitute splenda!!! It is extremely unhealthy!!! Not wanting to start any arguments…just pointing out since not everyone looks into it;)

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    • Helen

      I agree. I cringed when I read Splenda. So much worse than real sugar. I sincerely hope you’ll look into it.

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