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Cottage Cheese Doughnuts (Dairy)

Cottage Cheese Doughnuts (Dairy)

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These cheese doughnuts are similar to a traditional Chanukah treat enjoyed by Sephardi Jews from many different countries, and probably have their origin in a recipe popular in Spain's Jewish community before 1492. They also happen to be delicious!


  • 2 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 (15-ounce) (453 grams) low fat cottage cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons lemon rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Powdered sugar for decoration
  • Flour for breading

In a bowl combine flour, cottage cheese, eggs, oil, baking powder, lemon rind, salt and sugar. Mix well. Heat the oil until very hot. Make round balls from the dough (about 1-inch in diameter). Roll in flour and fry until lightly brown. Drain on a paper towel. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.


This recipe makes 15 doughnuts.


Note: These doughnuts are best eaten hot.


Tip: You can add cinnamon to the mixture before frying.

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Ana Tennessee June 2, 2017

My mom used to make these when I was little. Never knew it was a Jewish recipe. Miss them. So delicious. Reply

Lisa Providence, RI February 15, 2014

Cottage Cheese Doughnuts Maybe I should try one! Reply

Teri Modelevsky December 2, 2012

Are these good? Reply

Anonymous Tampa , Florida December 5, 2010

cottage cheese donuts Has any one tried this recipe? I am going tomake them tonight for my family. I will let you know Reply

Anonymous December 13, 2009

Flour
The first line of the recipe states "2 1/2 cups flour" Reply

Zahava Harrison, TN December 12, 2009

Fliour The first line is missing. It is 2 1/2 cups flour. I found it on another web site. Reply

Anonymous San Antonio, TX December 18, 2008

flour I like the idea, but since I've never seen these, how do I know how much flour to combine with the cottage cheese? Reply

Elizabeth Houston, TX December 17, 2008

How much flour How much flour do we need to add in the bowl. Reply

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