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Orange and chocolate ricotta fritters with honey

Australian Gourmet Traveller Italian dessert recipe for orange and chocolate ricotta fritters with honey

By Emma Knowles
  • Serves 6
Orange and chocolate ricotta fritters with honey
Orange and chocolate ricotta fritters with honey

Ingredients

  • 225 gm ricotta, drained
  • 30 gm dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 50 gm golden caster sugar
  • 30 ml orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau
  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp finely grated orange rind
  • 75 gm plain flour (½ cup)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • For deep frying: vegetable oil
  • To serve: pure icing sugar
  • To serve: honey

Method

Main
  • 1
    Combine ricotta, chocolate, sugar, liqueur, egg, egg mixture and orange rind in a bowl and mix until smooth, add flour and baking powder and mix to combine. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 2
    Heat vegetable oil in a deep saucepan or deep-fryer to 180C. Using 2 teaspoons, form ricotta mixture into rough quenelles and drop in batches into hot oil. Cook for
    1-2 minutes or until golden and cooked through, remove using a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper. Dust heavily with icing sugar and serve hot, drizzled with honey.
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  • Author: Emma Knowles