1 cup / 8 oz semolina flour (with option to use spelt, regular, or bread flour)
1 ½ cups / 12 oz ricotta cheese
Honey – enough for rolling doughnuts
Olive oil (about 3 cups) or pork or beef lard
Candy or frying thermometer
Zest of one medium lemon
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The Cooking Steps:
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour and ricotta cheese until no dry flour remains and the dough comes together. At this point, add the optional ingredients.
Form small dough balls the size of a kumquat or large cherry (around 15 grams each). Flatten them slightly so they will cook more evenly on the inside.
Heat about 2 to 3 inches (about 3 cups of olive oil) in a small or medium heavy-bottomed saucepan. Use the thermometer to gauge when the oil reaches 360 degrees Fahrenheit and, working in batches, drop the globi into the oil and fry them until they are a deep golden brown on all sides.
Use a skimmer or slotted spoon to remove them from the oil and place them on paper towels.
Quickly douse them with honey while they are still warm and sprinkle them with poppy seeds. Serve warm and enjoy!
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