Tip of the Week

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Lemon Ricotta Donuts

Last week I blogged about homemade ricotta cheese, which I then used to make lemon-ricotta pancakes.  I also used some of the ricotta for lasagna, but I still had ricotta leftover.  What to do with about 8-9 oz. of ricotta?  I turned to my new cookbook Doughnuts: Simple and Delicious Recipes to Make at Home by Lara Ferroni.  And I found  the perfect recipe, Lemon Ricotta Doughnuts or Donuts, which called for 8 oz of ricotta cheese.  In making this recipe I was able to use my microplane to zest lemons and my other gift a powdered sugar shaker.  I had so much fun using my new kitchen "toys" and making delicious food at home.    Cooking or baking does not have to be a chore or difficult, we just have to learn to have fun in the kitchen.  On another note, I would recommend the cookbook if you are a doughnut lover, but for me,  I just like to bake and expand my repertoire.


  1. These look so delicious it should almost be a crime!

  2. So true! They didn't last long in this house.