By 1Steve on November 01, 2003
"A quick an easy version of a traditional Italian holiday treat."
Serving Size: 1 (20 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
"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. "
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"Good quick recipe. Great for when you have a sweet tooth, but are limited to what ingredients you might have in the pantry. "
"I love these. I make these at Christmas every year and they are gone in no time..."
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"Tasty, used more sugar."
"This was a really great quick and easy treat. It was great for me because I had exactly one cup lef tof ricotta cheese from a different recipe and needed something to do with it! My friend and I got together and made these and really enjoyed them. They were super easy to make! I deep fried them in a blood orange infused olive oil that gave it a great extra flavor of orange. I would suggest adding a little bit of flavoring: vanilla, orange, whatever to give it a little kick!"
"made these today and they were just great,so quick and easy too. thanks so much for posting. i will be making these again. thankyou"
"I remember my Grandmother making these, so I decided to try. Really brought back memories. My dough was on the sticky side so I had a bit of trouble keeping them in a ball shape. Maybe I will add just a bit more flour next time. Still a very tasty treat!"
" Really good. Super easy and quick to make. I was just wandering around the kitchen on a Sunday afternoon wanting something different to eat - spotted the ricotta and remembered having saved this recipe. Fifteen minutes later we had them with our coffee. **Just updating - if you like a little more flavour add 1/4 tsp cardamon to this recipe - yum."
"yum these were so fast and easy.ran some across the street to a friend lol bad idea cause now i have to make more lol ty for the post this is a keeper"
"These were really good and quite fun to make just cause those little balls turn by themselves. Didn't have powdered sugar, so i drizzled honey over them. Thanks."