Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Abram's Aunt Jeanene is the genius behind these pancakes.  Aunt Jeanene is one of those people I trust implicitly when it comes to food.  If she gives me a recipe, I have no doubt it is going to be top rate.  She has been living in China and Thailand for the past few years and I couldn't be happier that she's back.  I'm ready to start inviting myself over for breakfast.  

3/4 c flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3 T sugar
2 eggs
1/3 c milk
1/3 c canola oil
1 c ricotta cheese
juice and zest of 1 lemon

Combine dry ingredients.  In a separate bowl combine the wet ingredients, and then mix with the dry ingredients.  Add lemon juice and zest.  Pour approximately 1/4 c batter on grill or skillet (400 degrees).  Cook until golden brown.  Flip once.  Arrange on a plate and dust with confectioner's sugar.  


sterlingandbrandi said...

K- I'm hoping I'm interpreting this meal right that you eat the pancakes with Romanov sauce v. syrup right? I'm getting ready to make this for breakfast for dinner. I'm sure I'll figure it out, but just wondering...

Kristin said...

No, the romanoff sauce is just for the strawberries. I eat the pancakes with butter and powdered sugar. Sometimes syrup.

sterlingandbrandi said...

Okay so I'm just struggling a little bit with making the pancakes- its taking a long time for each one to cook. But when I turn the heat up I burn the outside with gooey inside. I have it over med-lo heat on a gas stove top and its taking about 5-10 minutes per pancake. Does that sound right? Also they're pretty delicate... is that right too?

Kristin said...

I would cook them over medium high heat. (maybe medium on your oven since you say they're burning when you turn up the heat. They shouldn't take that long to cook. They should be a little moist in the middle because of the Ricotta. I make them pretty small too. And yes they are more delicate than a regular pancake. I would say cook them until they look like the color in my picture (maybe a little darker) on each side and then try it. Again, make sure you make them fairly small. Hope that helps.

sterlingandbrandi said...

Thanks Kristin! This turned out to be a delish dinner! And thanks for responding to the inane questions.

Queen B. said...

yum ....printing this off.

Natalie said...

I really love these, by the way. But, I always add a little bit more flour so they're not quite so delicate and they don't burn as quickly. I've made them a bunch (for my sister as well, who loved them too)! I LOVE lemon and breakfast...and cheese. It's a win, win, win. Thanks for the recipe!!!

alex said...

pancakes!!! wow.. im a fan of it...

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