Orange Ricotta PancakesFrom myhusbandcooks 8 years ago
- 2 large eggs (wet) shopping list
- 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter (1/2 stick) (wet) shopping list
- 1 cup milk (wet) shopping list
- 1 cup ricotta (wet) shopping list
- 1 medium-sized orange (juice and zest) (wet) shopping list
- 1/4 cup sugar (wet) shopping list
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar (wet) shopping list
- 1 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour (dry) shopping list
- 1 tbsp. baking powder (dry) shopping list
- 1 tsp. cinnamon (dry) shopping list
- 1/4 tsp. clove (dry) shopping list
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg (dry) shopping list
How to make it
- Whisk the wet ingredients (yes, this includes the sugar) together in a small bowl. In a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together.
- Once they are thoroughly mixed, pour the wet ingredients on top of the dry. Using a rubber spatula or large spoon, mix until all of the dry stuff is wet and there are no large lumps. Tons of little lumps are great! (NOTE: You do not want to overstir this until it’s smooth. If you do, gluten will form and the result will be a chewier, more bread-like pancake.)
- Place a non-stick griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, pour about a quarter cup of mixture onto the pan.(NOTE: You can tell how hot the griddle is by throwing a few drops of water on the surface. If the water dances — it shimmers and shakes — then it is hot enough. If the water sizzles fast and evaporates quickly, it’s too hot. Turn it down and let it cool.)
- Cook about 4 minutes on one side. This is very tricky because the cook time will vary based on a number of things — but there are two visual cues to look for. First, is the amount of darkness on the side facing down. If it is starting to turn to a dark brown, go ahead and turn it. Second, bubbles on the surface side. If you have the right temperature bubbles will form. When they begin to set and are slow to disappear, the pancake is ready for turning. They should cook about 75% on the first side.
- Once flipped, cook them for another minute or until they take on a nice brown glow. They won’t be nearly as pretty as the first side, but you can put that side face down!
- You can serve them right away, or cover with a towel and place in a warm oven until you are ready to serve. Once ready, coat with powdered sugar and eat with or without syrup of your choice. Enjoy!
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Fantastic recipe that is expertly detailed. I made some without the Ricotta and they were awesome!nivek2002 in Breckenridge loved it
These sound wonderful! Can't wait to try them!caffeinated in loved it
Lots of good flavor here. But my pancakes didn't rise. Used a brand new can of baking powder. Won't throw this recipe away but would like more rise.pointsevenout in Athens loved it