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Fingi or Sicilian Donuts

Updated: Jun 28, 2023

I have been always want to try this menu for a very long time because my husband love this Italian dessert. My mother in law usually will make this dessert for us when we visiting her house and he would serve us with espresso coffee, they sweet dessert and bitter coffee which always went well together. My mother-in-law origin from Sicily, Italy and of course, this Fingi is her home town dessert menu that why my husband love this dessert because he have been tasting this donuts from his mom since he was little. So, when he ask for and I want to try some new dessert. So, I decide to try and it came out very surprising everyone in my home after they take a bite.

Sicilian Donuts is original from Sicily, Italy or they called "Fingi" in Italian. Fingi is little ball donuts that make from main ingredient of ricotta cheese, of course, because ricotta cheese is Italian cheese, isn't it.

Fingi has sweetness flavor as it has jaggerty (Indian sugar cane which it is less process sugar) if you don't have jaggerty then use sugar or other sweet healthy choices you prefer. Cheese and milk give some creamy flavor and baking powder making it fluffy while cooking on he hot oil.

Deep fired usually is not very healthy but sometime our household craving that. So, I try to use healthy or organic or healthier substitute I can find from the grocery store I shop. I make this menu not too often, only once in a while. Deep fired use a lot of oil and this is very important not to reuse it again because oil for deep fired is already process and it only good for only one time use with the high heat. If reuse with high heat again will from some bad chemical that will effect our body and make the food hard to digest.


Menu Ingredients Make About 30 Donuts

Total Prep Time: 45 minutes | Actual Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Fingi Ingredients

  • 1 cup of All Purpose Flour

  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon of Salt

  • 1/4 cup of Jaggerty (Indian Sugar)

  • 1 Large Egg

  • 1/2 cup of Ricotta Cheese

  • 1/2 cup of Whole Milk

  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

  • 2 cups of Vegetable Oil

  • 1 tablespoon of Powdered Sugar

Fingi Preparation

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, starts with dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, salt, jaggerty, mixes well.

  2. Then adds wet ingredients; egg, cheese, milk and vanilla extract then mix until everything corporate then set a side.

  3. In a deep pot add 2 cups of vegetable oil with medium high heat and using thermometer and bring the oil at 320 Fahrenheit or 160 Celsius.

  4. Using a table spoon scoop that batter and drop to the oil one at a time until finish all the batter. Each donut will take approximately 2 minutes to become golden brown then remove to a plate with paper towel to dry out all the oil.

  5. Sprinkles some powder sugar over the donut and ready to serve.


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