Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pancake Heaven

Yesterday my husband woke up with an unprecedented desire for pancakes. This may have been the 3rd time in our marriage he's specifically asked for them, so I quickly printed out Crystal B's recipe for Lemon Ricotta Pancakes (I think originally adapted from Bobby Flay) with some edits and handed it over. They were so delicious that I forgot to take a picture and instead gobbled down four. Yep, they are really really really good. I'm considering running up to a fruit stand and buying a lemon just so I can make more today. So without further ado, here is our version of the pancakes (which really are somewhere in between a pancake and crepe):

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons applesauce
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup ricotta cheese

In a small bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and whisk them together. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, applesauce, buttermilk, zest, vanilla, and ricotta cheese. Using a whisk or a hand held mixer, combine these ingredients until they are well mixed. Add the dry ingredients 1/2 cup at a time until everything is combined.

Spray a skillet with non-stick spray and drop the batter using a 1/4 measuring cup. Cook until you see little bubbles form on the surface and then flip.

Serve with jam, fresh fruit, powdered sugar, lemon curd, or whatever else sounds wonderful!

Want an easy printable version? Download this pdf! There's a lemon curd recipe on there too. :)

photo by Tschörda

1 comment:

  1. Wow this sounds fabulous!! Thanks for the pdf - my mouth is watering!!