Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bill's Ricotta Hotcakes

These ricotta pancakes are to die for!!!! They are wonderful. Maybe I feel this way because I have never had ricotta pancakes before, but I cannot wait to make them again. I was told that they are also very good with some lemon zest. I made a few minor changes which I will put in parenthesis in the recipe but other than that I followed Bill's recipe pretty closely. You can find it at or here. I found these to be very light. They are great with a little powdered sugar and some syrup.

I am leaving for the mountains for a few days to attend an apple festival! Be prepared for many apples recipes within the next few weeks!!!

1 1/3 c ricotta (I used one cup)

3/4 cup milk

4 eggs, separated (I used 3 eggs)

1 c AP flour

1 tsp baking powder

a pinch of cinnamon (optional)

a pinch of salt

butter for pan or griddle

Place ricotta, milk and egg yolks in a bowl and combine

Sift flour, baking powder and salt (and cinnamon, if using) into a bowl. Add to the ricotta mixture and mix until just combined

Place egg whites in a clean dry bowl and beat until stiff peaks form. With a large metal spoon, fold the meringue through batter in two batches

Heat a large non-stick frying pan, cast iron skillet or griddle over medium heat. Lightly grease with butter and drop two tablespoons of batter per hotcake. Don't cook more than three per batch. Cook over a low to medium heat for two minutes, or until hotcakes have golden undersides. (These won't bubble like ordinary pancakes do so you need to be careful and check them.) Turn hotcakes and cook on the other side until golden and cooked through.

Transfer to a plate. Dust with icing sugar and serve with fresh fruit and maple syrup.


Cookie baker Lynn said...

I haven't ever tried ricotta in pancakes. It sounds intriguing. Can't wait to see the bounty of apple recipes!

noble pig said...

How yummy they look...have a good time on your trip.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Ihaven't tried ricotta pancakes either and these look so yummy!

Anonymous said...

I love ricotta pancakes. I need to start making them again. The pumpkin cake looks yummy, too.

Emiline said...

I love ricotta. I've never used it in a pancakes, but that's a great idea.
You always make the best stuff!

bren@Flanboyant Eats said...

i want these for breakfast right now...i don't feel well or have enuf energy to even make it to my kitchen, so i'll just feast on looking at these!

btw: how's woodbridge doing!?I'm from Falls Church, but live in Atlanta now...

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I love, love, love ricotta hotcakes! Yum!

Kevin said...

I like the sound of using ricotta in hotcakes!

Esi said...

I haven't done ricotta pancakes, but I like ricotta fritters so I am sure these are great!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

oh my gosh--aren't they good! i crave them all the time!