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Deep frying the shit out of food is a global trend and one I couldn’t ignore when I stumbled across a tempting photo of these cute little baby Estonian orbs of joy.  I prepared the batter in advance and stored it in a piping bag to cook up when we were ready to eat.

 It was very romantic, me and Cosmin cooked these together, him snipping with scissors little balls of batter straight from the piping bag into the boiling fat, me retrieving them with a slotted spoon and dropping them into a bowl of sugar, both of us wincing as we were burnt by spatters of boiling oil.

 Despite removing the doughnuts a little prematurely resulting in some which were a teeny bit raw, our kohupiimapallid were a yummy success and well worth the burns.

 Deep fry with care folks. Safety first safety second.

Makes Dulcie's List  Makes Cosmin's List


  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar (superfine sugar, but can be substituted for granulated)
  • 125g cottage cheese mashed with a fork (4.4oz / 0.6 cups)
  • Grated peel of one lemon
  • 200g plain flour (7oz / 1.6 cups) (All-purpose flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 5 tbsp milk
  • Oil to deep fry
  • Cinnamon and caster sugar to coat


  • Calories | 193
  • Fat | 8.6g

Serves | 8 portions

Prep Time | 10 minutes

Cooking Time | 15 minutes


  1. Beat together the egg and sugar. Add the cottage cheese, lemon, flour and baking powder alternatively with the milk.
  2. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag (with the nozzle capped off) and refrigerate until ready to eat.
  3. Deep fry in oil until golden.
  4. Dust with cinnamon and caster sugar.

Taken from  a recipe found at

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