Farmer's Cheese Donut Holes is the recipe that takes me right back to my childhood. Growing up in Ukraine, this was something we made quite often. It is similar to the donut holes here in the US, but probably a bit healthier since we use farmer's cheese, very little flour, and no yeast. It is very fluffy, kid-friendly, and a great size for the kid's lunch box!
FARMER’S CHEESE DONUT HOLES
2 1/2 cups of farmers cheese
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda mixed with 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups of deep-frying oil of your choice (I used sunflower or olive extra light)
Powdered sugar to dust
1. Mix eggs with sugar, cheese, and vanilla. Add previously mixed lemon juice with baking soda.
2. Add flour into the cheese-eggs mass and mix it to a smooth consistency.
3. Moisten your hands with water and make small balls.
4. Heat a small deep pot or a fryer with the oil.
5. Turning on low-medium heat put the balls in oil carefully, gently turning them after they float up.
6. Follow the safety instructions. Use only a skimmer with a long handle.
7. After the donut holes get a golden-brown crust, spread them on a plate with a paper towel so that it absorbs the excess oil.
8. Sprinkle the donut holes with powdered sugar.