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excellent and easy recipe. I modified to make a bit more low carb. Splenda instead of sugar, and I only had cottage cheese so I blended that til smooth. Also added some nutmeg. Looking for a lower carb flour substitue to try in this recipe. Love the way those little balls just turn themselves. Thanks.

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Noreen a Canadian February 25, 2004

Addendum: Brand/quality make a HUGE difference!!! I first made a perfect batch w/ Precious brand ricotta. Later, I used Trader Joe's ricotta, and they were dry and awful! I returned to Precious, and again, I am back to deliciously moist ricotta balls!

Original post: Perfect just the way they are. Ridiculously quick and easy, and very little, if any, oil splatter. Deliciously toasty on the outside and creamy cakey goodness on the inside, just like I remember them decades ago. Delish. Next batch will have lemon zest ;). Thanks!

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eyolive April 26, 2012

What I wanted to do was find a good recipe to allow me to use up my leftover Ricotta cheese, and to my delight, chanced upon this easy recipe. At our house, my kids like their desserts a little sweeter, so I used 4 tsps of sugar. My kids enjoyed the balls immensely. Thank you for posting.

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Ilovemy4kids April 20, 2010

These are to die for! SO delicious...I would suggest adding vanilla and lemon extract to add some flavor. Made some with lemon glaze and cinnamon sugar. Both equally yummy! Thank you!

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JiliBean February 24, 2009

Good quick recipe. Great for when you have a sweet tooth, but are limited to what ingredients you might have in the pantry.

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chef FIFI March 23, 2004

I love these. I make these at Christmas every year and they are gone in no time...

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glitter February 29, 2004

OMG, this are so good! I am definately making these again. I'm always looking to use up leftover ricotta and this is perfect.It's a fun recipe to make with the kids too. I added vanilla and while that batch cooked, I added some lemon zest and a pinch of salt. They were all good. The coolest part was when they flipped over on their own!

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tasteeone April 18, 2010

Super easy...fantastic, I added vanilla also and next time will add more sugar, we love sweets..will definitely make again thank you for sharing.

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GRECORICAN March 24, 2009

So easy and so tasty! Except mine never turned on their own, and also I found that I could not achieve a regular round shape simply by dropping them from a spoon, don't know how others manage it, mine were a little shapeless. But no less delicious. Oh, and I added vanilla sugar, and bit of coconut milk (because I had it). I can't believe how little time and effort it took...and the kids liked it! Thank you!

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Vlada March 20, 2009

Tasty, used more sugar.

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hedi777 January 06, 2009
Ricotta Balls (Italian Doughnuts)