Friday, February 8, 2013

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blackberry Syrup

I am just a huge huge fan of these pancakes.  They're lemony and light and just oh so good. I love the flavor of the blackberry syrup.  It goes perfectly with these pancakes and just make the best breakfast EVAR.

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blackberry Syrup

Yield: about 12 pancakes


For the blackberry syrup:

  • About 2 cups blackberry juice (no seeds)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½  teaspoon cinnamon 

For the pancakes:

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1½ cups cake flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup sugar


For the Syrup:

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over over medium-high heat.  Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.  Take off heat.  Set aside.  You can either serve warm, or allow to cool to room temperature.

Blackberry Syrup

For the Pancakes:

  • To make the pancakes, combine the ricotta, milk, egg yolks, lemon zest and lemon juice in a large bowl.  Whisk to combine.  Add in the cake flour, baking powder and salt and mix just until incorporated.  
  • In a  mixing bowl, beat the egg whites on medium-low speed until foamy.  Increase the mixer speed to medium-high and continue to beat, adding the sugar gradually, until medium-soft peaks form.
  • Fold one third of the egg white mixture into the ricotta mixture with a spatula until completely incorporated.  Add in the remaining egg whites and fold in gently until the mixture is smooth and light.

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat.  Using a ½ cup scoop, place batter on the surface, allowing it to cook until bubbles begin to form on the top surface.  I've noticed they don't appear as fast as on regular pancakes so be patient. Use a large spatula to carefully flip the pancake and cook the other side until light golden and cooked through.  Repeat with the remaining batter.  Serve warm or if you have extras you can freeze them for another time.

Not the most beautiful of pancakes, but definitely the yummiest.

Recipe adapted from: Annie Eats

I hope you enjoy these! They make the perfect special occasion pancakes =)

1 comment:

  1. You are right, this would be the best pancakes ever!! And that Blackberry Syrup just brings it over the top!! I just pinned them and an now following via GFC!!
    Thanks for sharing at my FB party!!

    I would love to invite you to join Lets Get Social Sunday

    Have a great weekend. Off to repost your pancakes on FB!!


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