1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup ricotta
Pinch of salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Beat all ingredients gently to combine.
Heat oil to 375 degrees F and drop batter in by tablespoonsful. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes. They will turn over in the oil by themselves.
Drain on paper bags or paper towels, then roll in confectioners' sugar.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.