Put the ricotta cheese into a colander to let the whey drain.
Sift the flour and the baking powder in a bowl, add the caster sugar, vanilla seeds and lemon zest plus the salt pinch.
Mix a little then add the ricotta, knead with fingers until you have a smooth but very soft loaf.
Take small bites of dough, round them with hands and put them on a baking tray.
Bake at 350°F for 8- 10 minutes or until they turn gold.
Sprinkle with icing sugar (or roll the in it) when they are still warm.
Serve warm or cold.
You can store them in a tin box for a couple of days.
Drain and rinse legumes, put them in a bowl with all the ingredients except cornmeal.
Crush them with a fork, if you want you can blend them in a mixer.
Grease your hands with some olive oil, make patties with legume dough the size of a big walnut.
Roll them in cornmeal.
Grease patties a little with more olive oil and bake in the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes or untill Golden.
You can also cook them on a hot pan, they just have to Golden as the ingredients are already cooked.
Serve them with a yogurt dip or any other fresh dip.