FoodCheese doughnuts with a twist: Carnival recipe

Cheese doughnuts with a twist: Carnival recipe

With this recipe, donuts will turn out great for everyone, even novice bakers!
With this recipe, donuts will turn out great for everyone, even novice bakers!
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2:22 PM EST, January 10, 2024

This recipe takes a slightly "cheeky" twist on doughnuts, introducing vodka or spirits into the frying process. This not only prevents the dough from absorbing excess fat but also imparts a subtle flavor. It's important to use semi-fat Cottage cheese for this recipe. It's lighter than its full-fat counterpart and more straightforward to form than low-fat Cottage cheese.

Homemade-style Cheese Doughnuts - Ingredients:

  • 1.1 lbs of semi-fat block cottage cheese
  • 3.5 ounces of sugar
  • 3.5 ounces of wheat flour (preferably for cake)
  • 8.8 ounces of heavy cream
  • 2 full teaspoons of vanilla sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1.5 teaspoons of soda
  • Oil or other fat for deep frying
  • A shot glass of vodka or spirits
  • Powdered sugar or icing for decoration

Rustic Cheese Doughnuts - How to Prepare:

  • Begin by grinding the cheese. You can do this with a press or a machine. Then transfer it to a bowl.
  • Next, spread the flour onto the pastry board, add sugar, soda, and vanilla sugar, and mix. Then, incorporate the ground cheese, egg yolks, and cream, and knead everything together energetically.
  • Lightly dust the dough with flour and roll it out to a thickness of roughly 0.6 inches. Then, cut out the doughnuts using a glass and a shot glass.
  • Heat oil in a large, wide pot for deep frying, and add vodka or spirits.
  • Once the oil is hot enough, add the doughnuts in batches, frying them on both sides until they achieve a golden-brown color.

Voila! Your doughnuts are ready! Garnish them with powdered sugar or icing to your liking. However, don't forget that, like all sweet treats fried in fat, these cheese doughnuts are high in calories. So, if you're watching your waistline, indulging only occasionally is best!

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