🇱🇹 Lithuania: Spurgos

These freshly fried Spurgos (Lithuanian doughnuts) are fluffy and soft inside, and will leave you wanting for more. Less work than yeast-based doughnuts, they’re a breeze to prepare. Expand your doughnut experience – once you have a bite, it will be hard to stop!

Donut worry, be happy! We cannot imagine our holiday celebrations without these easy-to-make, light, crisp and super-delicious Lithuanian curd donuts – spurgos. We hope this dessert will find a place on your holiday table as well!”


🇱🇹 Lithuania: Spurgos

Servings 10 Medium Rolls
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins


  • 10 oz Crumbly Farmer's Cheese (Cottage cheese works too)
  • 4 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 0.5 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 5 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Powdered Sugar for dusting


  • Put the farmer’s cheese and sugar in a bowl and smash it well with a fork until the mix is smooth.
  • Add eggs and vanilla, mix well. Then add flour and baking powder and mix using a spoon. The dough should be thick and difficult to mix. If it’s easy to mix, add a bit more flour.
  • Heat the oil in a pot on a medium heat (~325F).
  • Grab a spoonful of dough and roll it a bit with wet palms to make it more round. Fry in small batches until the doughnuts are deep golden brown.
  • Drain on a paper towel. Dust with powdered sugar while still hot.

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