Ricotta Fritters with Chocolate Orange Sauce
Deliciously light, super simple and easy gluten free ricotta fritters with silky, fragrant chocolate orange sauce.
For the fritters:
  • 100g fresh ricotta cheese
  • 40g gluten free plain flour blend (or all purpose flour)
  • Pinch of xanthan gum (leave out if using all purpose flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste (or extract)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • canola oil, for frying
For the chocolate sauce:
  • ½ cup (125ml) cream
  • 75g dark chocolate
  • Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
  • Juice and zest of an orange
  1. To make the fritters, place the ricotta, flour, baking powder, egg and sugar into a mixing bowl and stir together with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  2. In a small, deep saucepan, heat about 2-3 cm of canola oil, until a piece of the ricotta mixture bubbles and floats to the surface when added.
  3. Using two teaspoons, drop teaspoonfuls of the batter into the oil, and cook for about a minute. They will turn a beautiful golden brown, and flip over in the oil themselves.
  4. Remove the fritters, and drain briefly on paper towels, while you continue until all the batter is cooked.
  5. To make the chocolate sauce, simply melt all the ingredients together in a small saucepan.
  6. Serve hot, with a black coffee or some washed whole strawberries.
Recipe by The Sugar Hit at http://www.thesugarhit.com/2014/08/ricotta-fritters-with-chocolate-orange-sauce-recipe.html