Italian Romantic Ricotta Balls

Italian Romantic Ricotta Balls

Everyone loves our Italian Balls

Baci Baci… Kiss Kiss

These Italian Romantic Ricotta Balls, are a hot, soft, melt in the mouth, easy dessert. Just mix all the ingredients in a bowl and then fry rounded teaspoonfuls of the batter in just under an inch of oil until you have some light, small, ball-shaped fritters, add a powdery dusting of icing/confectioners’ sugar and put a dish mounded with them on the table with coffee and watch them fly off the table.

Makes around 30 Baci

Ingredients 

  • 200g ricotta cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 75g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Icing/confectioners sugar

Method

In a large  bowl, combine ricotta and eggs, and mix until smooth. Add flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla. Mix again to make a smooth batter.

Fill a wide, shallow skillet pan with about 2cm (3/4 inch) of oil. Place over medium-high heat until a bit of batter sizzles when dropped in. Drop rounded teaspoons of batter into the pan, 5 or 6 at a time until golden brown, around 2 minutes. Transfer the balls to some kitchen towel, to remove excess oil, and continue frying until all batter is used.

Pile the Ricotta Balls in a rough pyramid on a serving plate. Sprinkle icing sugar through a sieve evenly and generously over the balls. Serve immediately. Buon Appetito…

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