A delight in Sunday afternoons was to eat delicious cottage cheese donuts made after our grandmother’s recipe and served with raspberry or apricots jam.

This recipe is found in both Hungarian and Transylvanian cuisine as “turofank”. It’s a recipe that’s easy to make and fast but is so tasty.

We’re preparing the ingredients

I used it for 6 people about 500 g of fresh dry cottage cheese which will result in about 30 donuts because they are not very big.

cottage cheese

In this amount of cheese, we will put egg yolks, sugar, vanilla, and lemon peel. Mix until the ingredients are well incorporated.

cottage cheese with eggs, sugar and vanilla

Separately we mix about 230 g of wheat flour and put a teaspoon of baking soda and half a teaspoon of salt.

wheat flour

I take egg whites and beat them until I get a foam.

After that, I mixed all the ingredients, the cheese with flour and finally, I incorporated the egg foam.cottage cheese and wheat flour

Frying cottage cheese donuts

In a deep pan, warm the sunflower oil to medium temperature. To fry it well, you need to have about 3-4 cm of oil in the pan.

Using two spoons or wet hands, we make not too large balls that we fry.

frying donuts

We fry them for about two minutes on each side until they get a golden color.

If you make round balls and have enough oil they will turn around alone.

frying donuts well

After the donuts are fried, we put them on a paper towel and put the rest in the frying pan.

fried donuts

Serving

The cottage cheese donuts are served sprinkled with powdered sugar and with raspberry or peach jam.

cottage cheese donuts with raspberry jam

Delicious! You can try another recipes like cream cheese filling crepes recipe or sweet fried semolina pudding recipe.

Cottage cheese donuts served with raspberry jam

Cottage Cheese Donuts-Transylvanian Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Hungarian, Transylvanian
Keyword: cottage cheese donuts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Author: Timea
A delight in Sunday afternoons was to eat delicious cottage cheese donuts made after our grandmother's recipe. This recipe is found in both Hungarian and Transylvanian cuisine as "turofank". It's a recipe that's easy to make and fast, but is so tasty.
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Ingredients

  • 500 g cottage cheese dry
  • 230 g wheat flour
  • 3 pieces eggs
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 drops vanilla extract
  • 1 pieces lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 600 ml sunflower oil

Instructions

We're preparing the ingredients

  • I used about 6 people about 500 g of fresh dry cottage cheese which will result in about 30 donuts.
  • In this amount of cheese we will put egg yolks, sugar, vanilla and lemon peel. Mix until the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Separately we mix about 230 g of wheat flour and put a teaspoon of baking soda and half a teaspoon of salt.
  • We take egg whites and beat them until we get a foam.
  • We mixed all the ingredients, the cheese with flour and finally we incorporated the egg foam.

Frying donuts

  • In a deeper bowl or even in the fryer, warm the sunflower oil to medium temperature. To fry it well, you need to have about 3-4 cm of oil in the pan.
  • Using two spoons or wet hands, we make not too large balls that we fry.
  • We fry them for about two minutes on each side until they get a golden color.
  • If you make round balls and have enough oil they will turn around alone.
  • After the donuts are fried, we put them on a paper towel and put the rest in the frying pan.

Serving

  • The cottage cheese donuts are served sprinkled with powdered sugar and with raspberry or peach jam.
  • Delicious!

Ingredients

I used the following ingredients:

  • 500 g cottage cheese
  • 230 g wheat flour
  • 3 pieces of eggs
  • 4 spoons sugar
  • 2 drops vanilla extract
  • 1 pieces lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 spoon powdered sugar
  • 600 ml sunflower oil

Tips

Similarly, you can use different types of cheese like unsalted farmer’s cheese, ricotta or mascarpone.

Good appetite!!!