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morning kisses

(21 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
nadine mesch
Mount Healthy, OH

These little bites of heaven are a special breakfast treat. Wondering where the name "Morning Kisses" came from? When you serve "Morning Kisses," your entire family GIVES you morning kisses. :) I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We'd like to wake up with Morning Kisses every day. They are almost like donut holes, but so much better. Once fried, the outside is slightly crisp. Inside, though, is super soft and pillow-like. There's a slight orange flavor that's refreshing. A delicious treat for a special breakfast or brunch.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(21 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For morning kisses

  • 1 c
    ricotta cheese
  • 2
  • 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2-3 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    orange zest
  • 1 tsp
    orange extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    powdered sugar

How To Make morning kisses

  • Ricotta and eggs mixed until smooth.
    In a medium bowl combine ricotta and eggs; mix until smooth.
  • Remaining ingredients mixed in.
    Add flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, sugar, orange zest, orange extract, and vanilla; combine until smooth.
  • Frying balls of dough in oil.
    Fill a large, shallow skillet with approximately 3/4 inch safflower oil. Place over medium-high heat (300-375 degrees; you will know when the oil is hot enough when a bit of batter sizzles when dropped in.) Drop small rounded teaspoons of batter into the hot oil, 8 to 10 at a time. The batter will puff and the undersides will turn golden brown. After about 1 to 2 minutes, flip the "kisses" over and cook for 1 to 2 more minutes until golden brown.
  • Fried dough on paper towels.
    Place cooked "kisses" on a tray lined with paper towels. Continue making them until all the batter is gone.
  • Dusting the dough with powdered sugar.
    Place these delicate little puffs on a serving plate and sprinkle liberally with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.