A Sicilian treat; ricotta cheese, flour, and sugar fried to an elegant golden brown and lightly dusted with confectioner's sugar.

Liz

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
48
Yield:
2 -4 dozen
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl; mix eggs, white 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.

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  • 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 paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar if desired.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

91 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 14.2g 5% DV; fat 2.1g 3% DV; cholesterol 20.1mg 7% DV; sodium 35.1mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2011
Can you scream FUNNEL CAKE! AWESOME! Put in a ziplock snipped corner and made it like a funnel cake in peanut oil. AWESOME RECIPE! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2008
I followed the recipe exactly and they were pretty good. We definitely liked them better while they were hot. We did not care for the leftovers. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2011
Can you scream FUNNEL CAKE! AWESOME! Put in a ziplock snipped corner and made it like a funnel cake in peanut oil. AWESOME RECIPE! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2006
These were great! Just like Nonna used to make. very moist. If you don't have cake flour use: 1 c of all purpose flour minus 2 T, then add 2 T of cornstarch. Blend well.It works for most recipes. Thanks, Liz for this one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2006
This taste just like my Grandma used to make. It is so easy and just one bowl to clean if your a true Sicilian or would like to be one try these. Yummo! Kid friendly finger food. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2007
Delicious! Like chewy little donuts only better! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2009
Excellent recipe always a hit with the family. I like to add in 2 tablespoons of almond extract too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
These were very tasty--sort of like rich doughnut holes. Kids would probably enjoy helping mix the batter and of course eating them but the actual frying is probably best left to adults or older teenagers. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2008
I followed the recipe exactly and they were pretty good. We definitely liked them better while they were hot. We did not care for the leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2002
Excellent recipe. Stayed fresh overnight. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2011
It's a hit! Read More
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