I’m in love….. with pancakes.
Not just any pancakes, these light and fluffy ricotta pancakes. It’s kind of funny, because I don’t even like pancakes… much less love them. They always seemed to … doughy… to thick …to tasteless (except for my sister’s pancakes, hers rock!).
I have tried to make pancakes before, but they never turned out. So when I saw these on one of my favorite show ‘In the Kitchen with Stefano’ I thought, I’ll give it one more try.
It may have been the title he gave them, Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes. If you want me to make something, or even buy something, just put a couple of buzz words in front o fit, and I’m in…. ya I was that kid growing up.
I don’t think it’s the ricotta cheese in these that make them so light and fluffy and delicious… it thinks it the whipped egg whites
So pull up a chair and have some breakfast, for dinner, lunch, snack, or if your feeling adventurace…. have them for breakfast. And eat at least a stack of 8… that way I wont feel bad for polishing off a stack of six. In my defense, they were small……ish.
[Adapted from http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-fluffy-ricotta-pancakes-48085 ]
¾ Cup of Flour
½ Teaspoon of Baking Powder
1 ½ Teaspoon of Sugar
¼ Teaspoon of Salt
1 Cup of Ricotta Cheese
½ Teaspoon of Vanilla
¾ Cup of Milk
Separate eggs into 2 bowls. Make sure the whites are in a bowl big enough to whip them. Whip the egg whites until they have stiff white peaks. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, vanilla and milk, until blended, add the egg yolks. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, until mixed well. It will appear lumpy.
Fold the egg whites into the batter, gently.
Heat a skillet and add 2 teaspoons of butter, or just enough to cover the bottom of the skillet once melted.
Drop approximately 1/3 of a cup of batter into the heated skillet, flatten out with the bottom of the measuring cup. Cook until the side show small bubbles, flip, cook for 3 minutes on the other side.
Server with fresh fruit and icing sugar.