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Ponchiki Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Alina Boyko

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 c. all-purpose flour *measured correctly
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 salt
1 large egg
4 Tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 c. farmer cheese
Vegetable oil or extra light olive oil to fry Powdered sugar to dust

Directions:
Directions:
1. In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt.
2. In a medium bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat 1 egg for 20 seconds on high speed then add sugar and vanilla and continue beating 1 minute. Add 2 cups farmers cheese and beat on low speed just until well blended (20 seconds). Add flour mixture and stir together with a spatula just until well blended. Dough will be thick and sticky.
3. Heat 1 1/2 inches of oil over medium heat in a medium sauce pan. Once oil is hot (360˚F), using a small ice cream scoop (*see notes below), scoop a flat scoop and plunk it out into the hot oil. Add balls one at a time just one after the other and fry over medium heat until golden brown on all sides (3-4 min total), turning the donuts halfway through if they donít roll over on their own. Donít overcrowd the pan or the oil will lose heat. You want to keep it about 350˚F while cooking.
4. Remove to a paper towel lined plate. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
35
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
3 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Take time to make the ponchiki to keep them from sounding like racing cars. Since my mom has made them so many times she is quite good at them and they turn out really delicious. Every time my mom would start to make them, the whole house would smell like someone brought in a bouquet of flowers. Pick up some batter make it into a ball make sure it doesn't stick to your hands. Then my mom would put them into the boiling oil and they would sound like racing cars. When you are having a bad day at school or work--the second you would walk into the house and smell the ponchiki, your mood gets better. When you bite into the ponchiki every bite counts and you want to chew it really slowly so when it goes down your throat and into your stomach you want to eat more and more.

 

 

 

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