Deep Fried Ricotta Biscuits

Deep Fried Ricotta Biscuits


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These are delicious deep fried biscuits made with ricotta cheese known as zeppole, or 'Italian donuts'. These make a delicious dessert or afternoon tea.


Serves: 35 

  • 8 cups (2 litres) vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup (250g) ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup (60g) icing sugar for dusting

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 190 degrees C.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Stir in the eggs, ricotta cheese and vanilla. Mix gently over low heat until combined. Batter will be sticky.
  3. Drop by tablespoons into the hot oil a few at a time. They will turn over by themselves. Fry until golden brown, about 3 or 4 minutes. Drain in a paper bag and dust with icing sugar. Serve warm.

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