Food'Drunken' cheese doughnuts: Tasty treat with a twist

'Drunken' cheese doughnuts: Tasty treat with a twist

Cheese doughnuts
Cheese doughnuts
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6:24 PM EST, January 9, 2024

This recipe is a bit unusual, as it involves the preparation of vodka or spirit-infused, known as "drunken", doughnuts. The addition of alcohol when frying prevents the dough from excessively absorbing fat. An essential aspect of this recipe is the usage of semi-fat curd cheese. It's lighter than full-fat curd cheese, and easier to shape than fat-free curds.

Cheese doughnuts recipe


  • 1.1 pounds semi-fat curd cheese, cubed,
  • 3.5 ounces of sugar,
  • 3.5 ounces of wheat flour (preferably cake flour),
  • 8.8 ounces of thick cream,
  • 2 full teaspoons of vanilla sugar,
  • 4 egg yolks,
  • 1.5 teaspoons of baking soda,
  • Oil or other fat for deep frying,
  • A shot of vodka or spirit,
  • Powdered sugar or icing for decoration.


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  1. Begin by grinding the curd cheese with a garlic press or meat grinder, then transfer the ground cheese into a bowl.
  2. Pour flour onto a pastry board, add sugar, baking soda, vanilla sugar, and mix thoroughly. Then add the ground cheese, egg yolks, cream to the dry ingredients, and knead the dough vigorously.
  3. Lightly sprinkle the dough with flour and roll it out to about 0.6 inches in thickness. Using a glass and shot glass, cut out the doughnuts.
  4. Heat up oil for deep frying in a large, wide pot, and add a shot of vodka or spirit to it.
  5. Once the oil is hot, fry the doughnuts in batches, flipping them over for a golden color on both sides.

After frying, decorate the doughnuts with powdered sugar or icing. However, remember that doughnuts, like all sweets fried in fat, are high in calories. So, if you're conscious about gaining unnecessary weight – it's better to limit your consumption of cheese doughnuts.

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