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Mini Ricotta Doughnuts

Prep

10 mins

Bake

10 mins

Serves

24

Difficulty

Medium

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These mini ricotta doughnuts are wonderfully tasty and also done in under half an hour! You can even get the whole family involved by having your little ones roll the doughnuts in Tate & Lyle Icing Sugar.

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Step 1

Before starting, make sure that all your ingredients are at room temperature.

Step 2

In a medium-sized bowl, using a whisk, mix together the eggs, ricotta or yoghurt, lemon zest, sugar, salt, vanilla and rum until combined.⠀

Step 3

In a separate bowl, sieve the flour and mix with the baking powder.

Step 4

Add the flour to the wet ingredients in two batches. After a second batch, switch from the whisk to a spatula. The batter will be quite thick.

Step 5

Put the batter in a piping bag, or just use a small plastic freezer bag, snip the end to make it as big as your thumb.

Step 6

Heat the oil to 170c, medium heat, as you don’t want them to burn on the outside and stay raw on the inside.

Step 7

Pipe little balls over the oil by pushing a little dough out of the piping bag and cutting the dough with scissors, which would fall into the oil. Fry for a couple of minutes, until beautifully golden brown, place them out on a plate covered with kitchen towel and continue frying them until you are done.

Step 8

Get your little ones to roll these balls of deliciousness in Tate & Lyle Pure Cane Icing Sugar before serving them to the whole family.

TOP TIP

The alcohol evaporates when cooking at high temperature so it’s safe for kids but the main reason why we are using rum in this recipe is to make these doughnuts less oily.

Ingredients – 11 items

Serving

1

Eggs

Eggs

2
Fairtrade Golden Caster

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar

80 g
Cream-cheese

Ricotta

Or 200g Greek or natural yoghurt

250 g
Lemon-zest

Zest of one lemon

Or orange

Vanilla

Vanilla extract

1 tsp
Flour

All purpose flour

235 g
Salt-table

Pinch of salt

1
Baking-powder

Baking powder

2 tsp

Rum

2 tbsp
Fairtrade Cane Icing Sugar

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Icing Sugar

For coating

100 g
Rapeseed-oil

Sunflower oil

For frying

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