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Cottage Cheese Donuts-Transylvanian Recipe

Cottage Cheese Donuts-Transylvanian Recipe

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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.

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Ingredients

I used the following ingredients:

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

Preparing the Ingredients

I used these quantities for six servings of about 500 g of fresh dry cottage cheese, resulting in about 30 donuts because they are not very big sized.

Cottage Cheese Donuts-Cottage Cheese in Bowl

Put the cottage cheese in the bowl and add the egg yolks, sugar, vanilla, and lemon peel. Mix until the ingredients are well incorporated.

Cottage Cheese Donuts-Cottage Cheese With Eggs, Sugar and Vanilla

Separately, mix about 230 g of wheat flour in the other bowl and put a teaspoon of baking soda and half a teaspoon of salt.

Cottage Cheese Donuts-Wheat Flour

Take the egg whites, put them in the bowl and beat them with a whisk until you get a foam.

After that, mix all the ingredients, the cottage cheese and the ingredients with flour, and finally, incorporate the egg foam. You will get a soft and slightly sticky dough from which we will make the donuts.

Cottage Cheese Donuts-Cottage Cheese and Wheat Flour

Frying the cottage cheese donuts

Warm the sunflower oil to medium temperature in a deep pan or a pot. To fry it well, you need to have about 3-4 cm of oil from the bottom of the pan.

Using two spoons or your wet hands, make not too large balls that we put to fry in the pot.

Cottage Cheese Donuts-Frying Donuts

Fry them for about one or two minutes on each side until they get a golden colour. They will turn around alone if you make round balls and have enough oil.

Cottage Cheese Donuts-Frying Donuts in the Pan

After the donuts are fried, take them out in the bowl lined with a paper towel to retain excess oil and continue until finish all the dough.

Cottage Cheese Donuts-Fried Donuts in the Bowl

Serving

My cottage cheese donuts will be served on the plate, sprinkled with powdered sugar and with raspberry or peach jam.

Cottage Cheese Donuts-Served With Raspberry Jam

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

Cottage Cheese Donuts-Served on Plate With Raspberry Jam

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Cottage Cheese Donuts-Transylvanian Recipe

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.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Hungarian
Servings 6 people
Calories 1142 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g cottage cheese dry
  • 230 g wheat flour
  • 3 pieces eggs
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 drops vanilla extract
  • 1 pieces lemon zest
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 1142kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 13gFat: 104gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 681mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12g
Keyword cheese donuts, cheese donuts recipe, cottage cheese donuts
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Stella

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

I have been preparing baking donut for sometimes now but I haven't tried cottage and cheese donut before. My baked donut are usually sprinkled by sugar. Am very sure these deep frying donut with cottage or cheese will make a new taste when I prepared it for my household. This is an addition to my snacks and pasteries recipes. I haven't used raspberry before.

Timea

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

I'm glad Stella if I managed to complete your recipe collection with a new and delicious recipe.

Dane

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

A really simple and and straight forward way to arrive at this really nice donuts. At first I thought it woukd be another complex procedure to arriving at it. Simple and available recipe, i would love to try it out one weekend at home with my family. Thanks for sharing.

Timea

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

If you try this Dane recipe, you will surely delight your family.

Henderson

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

Preparing this dounut isn't so hard, my grandma made something similar when we were you her and it was really good to enjoy. Making thischeese donut shouldn't be a problem for me myself as the ingredients to make it isn't that much and I can grab them at home. Thank you for the idea.

Timea

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

With the greatest pleasure, to know that my grandmother also made this recipe.

RoDarrick

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

Wow! Interesting recipe you have written up here and I'm glad to have read about it. I'm obsessed about cooking and learning new ways to cook new cuisines. This cottage donuts Transylvania seems very yummy and delicious too. Thanks for giving iyt the ingredients and the procedure to making it. Thanks much for this and I'm definitely going to give it a trial

Timea

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

Thanks for the appreciation, it is worth trying the recipe because it is especially tasty.

Monica

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

These sound delicious!  My mom used to make powdered sugared donuts when I was little and all my friend used to want to come to my house to have them for breakfast!  She used a yeast dough and fried them similar to yours.  I bet using the cottage cheese lends a unique texture.  I can't wait to try them!  Thank you!

Timea

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

Thank you Monica, try this recipe and you will not regret it, it is delicious.

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