Italian Doughnuts

posted by mamaSue 04-13-100 8:27 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Italian Doughnuts
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Categories : Doughnuts/Rolls
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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15 ounces 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

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). Cook 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Remove doughnuts with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining batter. Cool completely.

Shake doughnuts in a bag with powdered sugar, granulated sugar, or cinnamon/sugar mixture.

Yield: "3 dozen"

NOTES : Source: Better Homes & Gardens magazine--$400 winner, Mary ann Marino, West Pittsburg, PA, in the Coffee Cakes and Doughnuts Category, February 2000

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