"Little Tires" Donuts - Oponki - Recipe #73

"Little Tires" - doughnuts with a little twist. Perfect for the Fat Thursday celebration the last Thursday before Lent. I hope you enjoy! 


  • 500g ricotta cheese
  • 500g all purpose flour 5 cups
  • 1/2 cup, 100g sugar
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 łyżeczka octu
  • 1 cup, 250ml sour cream
  • oil for frying
  • Icing sugar


  1. Process your cheese in a food processor for about 1 min.
  2. Add sugar, egg yolks, vanilla, sour cream and vinegar and process another 30 seconds.
  3. Whisk your flour with a baking powder and add to your food processor. Process until you get a ball of dough.
  4. Transfer onto lightly floured surface and roll to about 1 and a 1/2 cm thick.  
  5. Cut circles with a glass and then cut a smaller one inside with a shot glass. The little insides you can roll out again or just fry doughnut wholes.
  6. Fry in a deep frying pan, in hot oil (about 1 and a 1/2 inch deep) for couple min on each side. Drain on a paper towel.
  7. Sprinkle with a icing sugar when still warm but not hot anymore. Oponki are best served fresh.