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Cottage cheese donuts served with raspberry jam

Cottage Cheese Donuts-Transylvanian Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Hungarian
Diet: Low Fat
Keyword: cheese donuts, cheese donuts recipe, cottage cheese donuts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 1142kcal
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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  • 500 g cottage cheese dry
  • 230 g wheat flour
  • 3 pieces eggs
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pieces lemon zest
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 600 ml sunflower oil


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.


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


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 1142kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 104g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 681mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g