Delicious doughnuts made with a cheese-enriched dough. Tvorog (Russian cottage cheese) is traditionally used for this recipe, but it works very well with farmer's cheese or ricotta, too.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 doughnuts
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix farmer's cheese, flour, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt together in a bowl until a sticky dough forms.

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  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls with wet hands to prevent sticking.

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or heavy saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). The oil should be hot but not smoking. It is ready for frying if you see little air bubbles around a wooden spoon placed in the oil.

  • Fry a batch of the dough balls in the hot oil until golden, about 2 minutes. Place doughnuts on paper towels to soak up excess oil. Repeat with remaining dough. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

Cook's Notes:

Use any color of decorating sugar you prefer.

If you want your doughnuts to have a smoother surface, press the cheese through a sieve before adding to the mixture.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; protein 13.6g 27% DV; carbohydrates 32.4g 10% DV; fat 16.1g 25% DV; cholesterol 112.8mg 38% DV; sodium 260.8mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2018
I made this with the ricotta since that is what I had at home. They were a hit. I had to make another batch since it went that fast. The recipe is fast and easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2018
I made this with the ricotta since that is what I had at home. They were a hit. I had to make another batch since it went that fast. The recipe is fast and easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2018
I don't know how they are with cheese but with tvorog they are delicious! Thank you for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2019
Farmer's cheese = Tvorog Read More
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