Cottage Cheese Doughnuts (Túrófánk)



These can be called Túrófánk in Hungarian. They are very easy to make, ideal for beginners. A quick dessert recipe, it takes only 15 minutes to prepare. This dough contain yeast but you can make a version that does not too. Just a small amount of baking soda, so you do not need to leave it to rest, the doughnuts can be deep-fried right after you mixed all the ingredients.

250 grams (8.8 ounces) of dry cottage cheese (Or farmer’s cheese or ricotta cheese)
3 eggs
150 grams of plain flour (5.3 ounces)
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of grated lemon zest
few drops of vanilla extract
Vegetable oil for deep-frying (I used sunflower oil)



Optional: Apricot jam
Powdered sugar

Directions:

Place the cottage cheese in a bowl and crumble. Add 3 eggs, the flour, sugar, baking soda, vanilla extract and the lemon zest and stir to combine.

Heat the oil to medium temperature, I used a smaller pan with about 3cm of oil, it was enough to give a good depth for the doughnuts.

With the help of 2 teaspoons scoop and drop little balls into the hot oil and fry each side until golden brown, it takes about 4-5 minutes.

Transfer the donuts to the paper towel and and continue to fry the rest of the dough until finished.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with apricot jam.

Zannnie

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