Donut Holes (Ponchiki Recipe)

by Alyona's Cooking
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You don’t even need a mixer for these EASY 5 ingredient donut holes! These donut holes (ponchiki) are made from farmers cheese and though they are cheese donuts the small curds work differently in here versus a shredded kind of cheese. Serve alone or drizzle with chocolate sauce, nutella or even dust with powdered sugar for some boost. 

I was drawn to this recipe for it’s simplicity and what seemed to be an easy recipe. So thank you, Dina for sharing this recipe. Though the recipe is easy there are a few things to keep in mind. 1) Keep your oil on a low setting once hot, because these will brown fast. 2) Shape the donuts into small sized balls for cooking throughly, otherwise the bigger donut holes the longer it will need to fry and the more the donuts are prone to browning. 3) I also noticed lightly rolling the donuts in flour can result in prettier donuts so don’t skip that step. A sweet treat to try especially if you have farmers cheese on hand!

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INGREDIENTS for Donut Holes:
  • 1 cup farmers cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup flour
DIRECTIONS to make Donut Holes:

1. In a medium sized bowl, combine all the ingredients together to form a dough.

2. Heat about 1 1/2 inches of oil in a small saucepan over medium/low heat.

3. Form balls by scooping a heaping teaspoon of dough onto a floured surface. Lightly roll and shape balls in flour and fry in hot oil until nicely brown and cooked through (apprx 3 minutes.)

4. Place donuts on a paper towel to remove excess grease and dust with powdered sugar, chocolate sauce or Nutella before serving, if desired.

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5 from 2 votes

Donut Holes (Ponchiki Recipe)

Author: Alyona's Cooking
You don't even need a mixer for these EASY 5 ingredient donut holes! These donut holes (ponchiki) are made from farmers cheese and though they are cheese donuts the small curds work differently in here versus a shredded kind of cheese. Serve alone or drizzle with chocolate sauce, nutella or even dust with powdered sugar for some boost.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup farmers cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup flour

Instructions

  • In a medium sized bowl, combine all the ingredients together to form a dough.
  • Heat about 1 1/2 inches of oil in a small saucepan over medium/low heat.
  • Form balls by scooping a heaping teaspoon of dough onto a floured surface. Lightly roll and shape balls in flour and fry in hot oil until nicely brown and cooked through (apprx 3 minutes.)
  • Place donuts on a paper towel to remove excess grease and dust with powdered sugar, chocolate sauce or Nutella before serving, if desired.
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3 comments

Natalya Kozodoy March 22, 2018 - 1:10 pm

5 stars
Alyona, would you able to post some gluten-free recipes?

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Alyona's Cooking March 22, 2018 - 2:49 pm

Hi, Natalya, Although Im currently not following one I’ve read that meat, fish, eggs, milk and dairy products, legumes, nuts, fruits, vegetables, potatoes, rice, and maize are all appropriate for a gluten-free diet. Based off that information try out recipes within those food groups. Try out my tilapia spinach casserole, it’s a very popular recipe and it seems like it fits the list. Heres the link: https://alyonascooking.com/2016/10/creamy-baked-tilapia-spinach-casserole/

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Al March 21, 2018 - 8:49 am

5 stars
I could not stop eating them, yummy! Thank you!

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