Saturday night I had brussel sprouts for dinner. Sunday morning I had these guys. A breakfast fit for Marie Antoinette. If only I would’ve paired pink champagne with this stack of heaven. So there you go! I’m on the vegetable and pancake diet.
I’ve wanted to make ricotta pancakes since I had some dreamy ones at Five Leaves in New York. I guess I should be adding ricotta to every pancake I eat from now on! I’d kinda be a fool not to.
Orange Ricotta Pancakes (makes 12+ small pancakes)
Recipe adapted from Chow
- 5 T unsalted butter + more for coating the griddle
- 1 cup milk
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 t baking powder
- 1 t kosher salt, divided
- 3 large eggs, separated
- 2 T granulated sugar, divided
- zest from 1 orange
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup ricotta
- powdered sugar and maple syrup, for serving
- Place butter and milk in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until butter’s melted. Remove from heat to cool a bit.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and 1/2 t salt. Set aside.
- Whisk together egg yolks, 1 T sugar (I did 2 on accident, and it didn’t ruin anything.), orange zest, and vanilla in a large bowl. Add a quarter of the warm milk mixture. Whisking to combine. Slowly pour the rest of the warm milk while whisking. Mix until smooth. Fold in the flour mixture.
- In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until frothy. Add a tablespoon of sugar and 1/2 t salt. Continue beating to soft peaks. Fold into the batter. Gently fold in the ricotta. Don’t try to mix it perfectly. It’s ok if there are ricotta streaks.
- Heat a griddle or nonstick frying pan over medium heat until warm. Sprinkle with water. When the water sizzles it’s ready! Lightly coat with butter. Using a 1/4-cup measuring cup to scoop the batter on the pan. Flip when bubbles are formed on the top. Continue until all pancakes are cooked. Keep them warm on a baking sheet in a 200F oven.
- Serve with powdered sugar and maple syrup.
Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.
In other news, I found these polka dotted pants at Target! Hell yeah!