This is once again a recipe I’ve pulled from Reddit, and reproducing here for posterity’s sake. It is a recipe I’ve made exactly once, but it is VERY tasty and I’m very happy with it (except the Blueberry Compote which came out more like a Blueberry Sauce, but I think I have a fix for that).
As always, the result comes before the instructions.
Ingredients for Pancakes
- 2 Cups Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
- 4 Eggs
- 1.5 Cups Whole Milk
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 4 Tbsp Lemon Zest (2 or 3 Lemons worth, in my experience)
- 2 Cups Flour
- 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 4 Tbsp Sugar
Ingredients for Blueberry Compote/Sauce
- 2 Cups Blueberries (I used 18oz)
- .5 Cup Sugar
- .25 Cup Water (Recipe originally called for .5 Cup, but I think reducing it will help big time)
- Splash of Grand Marnier
- 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice (Recipe originally called for 1 Tbsp, but I think increasing it helps the flavors)
- Powdered Sugar for Dusting
- Fresh Blueberries
Instructions for the Pancakes
- Separate egg yolks from whites. Keep both.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together ricotta, egg yolk, milk, vanilla extract, 3 Tbsp of sugar, and lemon zest. Whisk together until smooth.
- Sift flour and baking soda into wet mix. Mix until fully combined.
- In a separate bowl, beat egg whites on high speed until white and foamy. Slowly add 1 Tbsp of sugar. Continue beating until hard peaks form.
- Gently fold 1/3 of egg whites into the batter. Fold an additional 1/3. Finally fold the remaining 1/3. We’re trying to avoid deflating the eggs.
- Use a hot skillet set to about 375 F and pour approximately 1/4 Cup of mixture onto skillet. Original recipe calls to butter the skillet/pan but I found it not necessary to do so.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes on first side, 1-2 minutes on second side, or until golden brown.
This made approximately 22 pancakes. Yum!
Instructions for the Blueberry Compote/Sauce
- In a pot or deep pan add blueberries, sugar, water, lemon juice, and Grand Marnier.
- Cook on medium, 10-15 minutes, until it reaches a thick-ish consistency. Keep in mind it will get thicker as it cools!
I did 4 Pancakes, a ladle of blueberry compote/sauce, and a dusting of powdered sugar. The powdered sugar disappeared quickly because my compote was more a sauce, but let me tell you, it was delicious.
Very delicious. I made a blueberry compote. You could probably due blackberries, strawberries, or raspberries and it would be fine. I wouldn’t recommend just butter and syrup though, it just didn’t seem right when I tried one with that.