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Chocolate Ricotta Breakfast Fritters

By Josie of Daydreamer Desserts

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With the start of soccer season for my two youngest children, sleeping in on a Saturday morning is no longer an option.  Their games are usually early in the morning, sometimes with a warm-up time of 7:30am.

If you find yourself in a similar situation, and need a little bargaining power to get your little ones  up early in the morning. Here is a quick and easy breakfast option that’s ready in 10 minutes or less.

Give it a try!  Works like a charm…


Chocolate Ricotta Fritters (Frittelle di cioccolato)

Adapted from 1,000 Italian Recipes


2 eggs

2 tablespoons of granulated sugar

8 oz ricotta

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 oz dark chocolate chips

1 oz tia maria liqueur

1/2 cup flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

Pinch of salt

Vegetable or canola oil for frying

Confectioner’s sugar for dusting


Add eggs, sugar, vanilla and liqueur into a mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until frothy, add the ricotta and chocolate, mix until combined.

Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.  On low speed stir  the flour mixture into the ricotta.

Line a tray or large plate with paper towels.


In a heavy sauce pan pour oil to cover at least a 2 or 3 inch depth of the pan. Heat the oil to 375 degrees F. using a frying thermometer or until a drop of the batter placed in the oil sizzles and browns in 1 minute.

Use a small ice cream scoop to scoop up tablespoon sized dough balls and carefully slide them into the oil.  Make sure you don’t over crowd the pan.  Remove the fritters once they are golden brown and puffed, about 2-3 minutes with a slotted spoon and place them on the paper towels to drain.

Dust the fritters with confectioner’s sugar and/or cocoa powder and serve immediately.


Jodie hails from California in the United States where she is an IT expert by day and fanatical sweet toothed baker by night!
Jodie’s beautiful blog Daydreamer Desserts is a testament to her love affair with sugar and all things dessert. As Jodie says “I’d rather skip dinner and leave room for dessert”  with ice cream being her hands down favorite treat!



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