Sunday, September 21, 2008

Orange Ricotta Pancakes

Orange Ricotta Pancakes what a great way to start the Sunday!
Just as I was beating the egg whites, by hand, (i don't know what possessed me to beat them by hand) the phone rang and it was hubby, who is still in Kentucky but only until the first of October Yippee! I told him I was trying out some new pancake recipes to treat him with for when he gets home.
There are many Ricotta Pancake recipes out there, see which appeals to you or just try this one. Yummy with maple syrup, jam, or like my Robbie eats with...smeared with peanut butter and smothered in maple syrup.
Orange Ricotta Pancakes
1 C Ricotta cheese
1/4 C melted butter
3 large eggs separated
1 tsp vanilla sugar
1/2 C of flour
2T sugar
1 T zest of either Orange or lemon
Combine the cheese, melted butter egg yolks and vanilla sugar and put aside. Combine the flour, sugar, and zest into a separate bowl. Add the flour mixture to the cheese mixture and incorporate the ingredients. Beat the egg whites until they are stiff. Carefully combine 1/3 of the stiff egg whites with the pancake batter, keeping everything light and fluffy. Add remaining egg whites again, gently fold into the batter mixture and then spoon onto a warm griddle.
(I got 4 large pancakes and 6 smaller ones from this recipe, probably would yield 8- 12 medium sized pancakes.)

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