The Polish farmer’s cheese doughnuts recipe

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Looking for a perfect recipe for a sweet Sunday snack? Make yourself a cup of tea and check the Polish farmer’s cheese doughnuts recipe!

These special farmer’s cheese doughnuts are made of twaróg (also known as Polish-style farmer’s cheese). It is a type of white fresh cheese, a firmer and drier variety of Quark. You can make these sweets in various shapes – balls or regular doughnuts.

Farmer’s cheese doughnuts are a very popular dessert in Poland because they are easy to make and delicious. Also, you can find them filled with jam, covered with coconut shreds or glazed.

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Frankly speaking, such doughnuts can be found not only in Polish cuisine but also Hungarian, Russian or Lithuanian.


  • 350g (12 1/3 oz) of farmer’s cheese
  • 250g (9oz) of all purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1,5 table spoon of soda
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla sugar
  • a liter of frying oil
  • powdered sugar


  • First, grind the farmer’s cheese with eggs and stir through the flour. Add the sugar, soda, and vanilla sugar and knead the dough with a spoon until fully combined.
  • Divide the dough into pieces and make balls the size of a walnut. You can form it with wet hands or use a little bit of flour to sprinkle your hands and pastry board or table. It will make the dough less sticky.
  • Fry the doughnuts with both sides until golden brown, turn them with a fork.
  • Get rid of excess oil with paper towel or napkin.
  • Place the doughnut onto the serving dish and dust them with powdered sugar.
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