Sfinge di Ricotta

4.5
(12)

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

2
2
Servings:
48
Yield:
2 to 4 - dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 ½ pounds ricotta cheese

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying

  • cup confectioners' sugar for decoration

  • 4 cups cake flour

Directions

  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

91 Calories
2g Fat
14g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 35mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 41mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.