Start your weekend right with deliciously simple-to-make doughnuts.
- Vegetable oil, for deep frying
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 pound ricotta cheese
- 1 lemon, zest only
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 heaping tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanill
- Powdered sugar
In a deep saucepan, heat enough oil to deep fry (about half-way up the pot) to 350 to 365 degrees F.
Mix the ingredients together in a bowl with a wooden spoon in order until the batter is smooth.
Using 2 teaspoons, scoop a spoonful of batter then push it off into the hot oil with the other spoon. They will sink then float to the top of the oil. Turn them occasionally to fry evenly on all sides.
Drain on paper towels and then dust with powdered sugar.
If you are filling the donuts, poke a hole in the side of each cooled donut and fill with your choice of filling.
Serve immediately with your choice of dip or by themselves. Yum!!