Delicious Cottage Cheese Donuts

Ingredients

Main Ingredients

  • Flour - 200 grams (7 ounces)
  • Dense cottage cheese - 250 grams (9 ounces)
  • Egg - 1 piece
  • Granulated sugar - 50 grams (2 ounces)
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Vanilla sugar - 1 pack
  • Baking powder - 2 teaspoons

For Frying

  • Vegetable oil - 500 milliliters (2 cups)

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl

    A large mixing bowl is essential for combining your ingredients. For easier cleanup, opt for a bowl with a non-slip base.

  • Whisk

    A good whisk will help you mix the egg and sugar to the right consistency. Choose one with a comfortable grip.

  • Sieve

    Rubbing the cottage cheese through a sieve is key to achieving a smooth texture. Make sure to use a fine-mesh sieve.

  • Thick-Walled Saucepan

    You'll need a thick-walled saucepan for frying your donuts. This helps distribute heat evenly and maintains a consistent temperature.

  • Slotted Spoon

    A slotted spoon is perfect for lifting the fried donuts out of the oil without making a mess. Look for one with a long handle for safety.

  • Kitchen Thermometer

    If you want to be precise, a kitchen thermometer can help you keep an eye on the oil temperature.

Instructions

Step 1

Prepare the Dough

Mix the egg, granulated sugar, and vanilla sugar together.
Rub the cottage cheese through a sieve and mix it with the egg mixture.
Add in the flour, salt, and baking powder, then knead the dough.
Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll into balls the size of a walnut.

Step 2

Fry the Donuts

Pour the vegetable oil into a thick-walled saucepan and heat it up.
Fry the donuts until they are golden brown over medium heat.

Step 3

Optional Finishing Touch

If desired, sprinkle the donuts with powdered sugar before serving.

Servings

Serving these donuts is as exciting as making them! 🌟 Here are some fun and delicious ideas for enjoying your cottage cheese donuts:

Classic Style: Sprinkle your donuts with powdered sugar 🍩 for that simple yet timeless taste. It’s perfect for breakfast or a quick snack.

Chocolate Lovers: Dip your donuts in melted chocolate 🍫 and let them set. Add rainbow sprinkles for a colorful and fun twist!

Fruity Delight: Serve your donuts with a side of fresh berries 🍓 and a dollop of whipped cream. It adds a refreshing touch and makes for a beautiful presentation.

Ice Cream Treat: Turn your donuts into a fancy dessert by serving them with a scoop of your favorite ice cream 🍨. The contrast of warm donuts and cold ice cream is irresistible!

Variations

Gluten-Free Variation: 🌾

Switch the regular flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Ensure your baking powder is also gluten-free to keep the recipe safe for celiac and gluten-sensitive individuals.

Vegan Variation: 🌱

Use a flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water) in place of the egg. Substitute the cottage cheese with a vegan alternative, such as almond or soy-based cottage cheese, to keep the creamy texture without compromising on flavor.

Faq

  • Why do I need to sieve the cottage cheese?

    Sieving the cottage cheese ensures a smooth mixture, which makes the donuts fluffy and smooth rather than lumpy.

  • How do I know when the oil is ready for frying?

    You can check the temperature with a kitchen thermometer. Aim for 350°F (175°C). Alternatively, drop a small piece of dough into the oil; if it sizzles and rises to the top, the oil is ready.

  • Can I make the dough in advance?

    Yes, you can prepare the dough ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Just be sure to let it come back to room temperature before frying.

  • What's the best way to store leftover donuts?

    Store leftover donuts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. For longer storage, freeze them and reheat in the oven before serving.

  • What oil is best for frying these donuts?

    Vegetable oil is a great choice due to its high smoke point and neutral flavor. You can also use canola or sunflower oil.

  • Can I bake these donuts instead of frying?

    While frying gives the donuts their characteristic texture, you can bake them at 375°F (190°C) for about 12-15 minutes. They won't be as crispy but will still be delicious.

Nutrition facts

Delicious Cottage Cheese Donuts
Recipe Yield:20 donuts
Calories:Approximately 100-150 calories per donut
Calories (Min - Max):100 - 150
Total Fat:10g
Saturated Fat:1.5g
Protein:3g
Total Carbohydrate:15g
Total Sugars:4g