Ricotta and orange doughnuts

Indulgence guaranteed with this decadent white-chocolate dessert.
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Recipe from: 19 November 2015
Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 20 min


  • 310
    cake flour
  • 10
    baking powder
  • 60
    castor sugar
  • 15
    grated orange zest
  • 3
    large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 225
    ricotta cheese
  • 5
    orange blossom water or vanilla essence
  • sunflower oil, for frying
  • icing sugar, for dusting
  • 125
    evaporated milk
  • 80
    white chocolate, broken into pieces
  • pinch of ground cardamom
  • 5
    grated orange zest
  • vanilla ice cream, to serve (optional)
Servings: Change Serving


Sieve the flour, baking powder, 1ml salt and the sugar into a bowl. Add the orange zest, eggs, ricotta and orange-blossom water or vanilla essence and mix until just combined. Be careful not to over-mix.

Pour a thick layer of oil into a saucepan and warm over a medium heat. Once the oil is hot, dip a spoon into the hot oil, then scoop a little of the batter up and drop into the oil. Repeat to cook the mixture in batches. Once the doughnuts are light golden brown, remove from the oil and drain on absorbent paper. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm with chocolate dipping sauce.

Chocolate dipping sauce:
Heat the evaporated milk then stir in the chocolate until melted. Add the cardamom and the orange zest. Serve in small bowls alongside the doughnuts. Serve with vanilla ice cream, if you prefer.

Image and text: Ideas magazine.

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