Saturday, July 22, 2006

Tvorog Ponchicks – Russian doughnuts


1 lb tvorog (or Ricotta cheese)
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1.5 – 2 cup flour
0.5 tsp baking soda
0.5 tsp salt
Dried apricots, raisins on taste
Vegetable oil for frying


Mix tvorog, eggs, salt, 1 cup flour, sugar, and baking soda.
Pour flour on a flat dish.
Put tvorog mix teaspoonful at a time on the flour, put 3 raisins and small cuts of dried apricots in the middle of the tvorog pieces, and roll into a ball.

The ball has to be no larger than a walnut, else it will not cook evenly.

Pre-heat oil in a fryer or in a saucepan, put tvorog balls in the oil.
Ponchick is ready when it turned to other side in oil and cooked for 1-2 minutes after that.
Take them off the fryer, and drain on a paper towel.


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