A Sicilian treat; ricotta cheese, flour, and sugar fried to an elegant golden brown and lightly dusted with confectioner's sugar.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 pinch salt
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 pounds ricotta cheese
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
- 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration
- 4 cups cake flour
In a large bowl; mix eggs, white sugar, and ricotta cheese until smooth and creamy. Stir in the vanilla and flour. If the batter is dry mix in a little of the milk.
In a frying pan over medium high heat, heat vegetable oil until hot. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter into the hot oil and fry until golden. Turn to cook cookies evenly. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain cookies on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar if desired.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.