Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ricotta Pancakes

I was looking for a different, non-traditional pancake recipe when I stumbled upon Michael's recipe for Ricotta Pancakes.  I was sold when it used up the ricotta cheese I had leftover in my fridge and had lemon curd.

Frog Prince kind of turned up his nose when he saw me adding the cheese to the batter... but was pleasantly surprised by the taste!

Ricotta Pancakes with Lemon Curd - Adapted from Michael's Kitchen

1 C ricotta cheese
3/4 C whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 T sugar
pinch of salt
3/4 C milk
2 eggs, separated
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Lemon Curd
3 egg yolks
2 T lemon zest
1/4 C lemon juice
6 T sugar
4 T butter

Begin by making the lemon curd -- (I made a half batch..., so the pictures will reveal this)

In a saucepan, combine the yolk, sugar, lemon juice and zest.

 Heat the mixture over medium heat - and stir constantly until the mixture thickens.

 The mixture will acquire a pudding-like consistency.  When this happens, remove the mixture from the heat, and stir in the butter, allowing it to melt and make the curd creamy.  Cover and refrigerate the curd while you make the pancakes.  

To make the pancakes:

Mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.

In another bowl, mix the ricotta cheese, milk, vanilla and egg yolks.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients together until you have a nice batter.  You may need to add a little more flour, or milk to achieve the desired consistency you and your family like in pancakes.

Whip the egg whites until fluffy.

Fold the fluffed whites into the pancake batter.

See... all the fluff!

Cook on a preheated (350 degrees) griddle until pancakes are lightly browned.

Serve with warm (or cold) lemon curd and sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

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  1. Ricotta sounds like it would make the pancakes very creamy. Have you heard of cottage cheese pancakes? Here's a recipe with oats that is super easy and very healthy.

  2. This looks SCRUMPTIOUS! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Mmmmmmmm, I wants some right now. I can almost smell them. Unfortunately I'm on a low carb diet so they aren't on my menu for a while. But I've lost 8 lbs in two weeks, so I guess it's worth it. But those pancakes are giving me second thoughts :-)

    Enjoy them for me!

  4. Hey these pancakes. I've been working on some g-free ones lately and have tried a myriad of things but not ricotta. Sounds divine.

    I've been so busy lately that I haven't had much time to read blogs but wanted you to know that yours is once I miss. :)

  5. Do you watch "Throw Down with Bobby Flay"? We love that show and not long ago he did a throw down with ricotta-blueberry pancakes. They looked so good and I've been itching to try them!

    btw, I remade the key lime bars and they turned out FABULOUS!!! My family loved them. I think my crust was the problem on the 1st batch. 2nd time I used softened not melted butter and cooked it longer.

  6. Great minds think alike! I just got a new church cookbook this past week and a lemon ricotta pancake recipe was one of the first I bookmarked to try. We absolutely loved how they turned out.


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