Farmer’s cheese is a delicious, relatively easy fresh cheese you can make at home with little equipment and experience. We covered a recipe for farmer’s cheese before and this recipe uses cheese like that to make simple fried donut balls. Tvorog, quark, and/or farmer’s cheese can be used in this recipe, though the amount of flour used will have to be adjusted the more liquid your cheese is. Once finished, the donut balls makes for a nice, sweet snack or dessert!
Prep Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 to 8 minutes per batch
Servings: 35-40 donut balls
- 250 grams farmer’s cheese, tvorog, or quark
- 3 eggs
- 250 grams flour (more may be required depending on how moist the cheese is)
- 100 grams sugar
- 16 grams baking powder
- Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
- 1 quart of oil for frying
- Mixing bowls x 2
- Kitchen scale x 1
- Mixing spoon x 1
- Scoop or spoon for shaping donut balls x 1
- Saucepan or pot for holding frying oil x 1
- Strainer or scoop to get donuts out of the oil x 1
- Start the oil by pouring it into a saucepan or pot and heat on medium-high to high heat, aiming for about 350 F.
- In one bowl, combine the farmer’s cheese and eggs. Beat until mixed well. In another bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder. If you want to coat the donuts with powdered sugar afterwards, place 1 cup of powdered sugar spread out on a plate and set aside.
- Combine the cheese and egg mixture into the dry ingredient mixture and mix well. Using the scoop, scoop out 1 Tbsp. size balls and dip into the oil. Be careful not to splatter hot oil! Fry the donut balls for 5 to 8 minutes, turning them as needed to make an even crisp.
- Once done remove the balls from the oil and allow excess oil to drain. If you want powdered sugar, coat the balls, once you’re able to handle them, by rolling them around in the plate of powdered sugar you made earlier. Enjoy!