How to make it

  • In a small saucepan over medium-high heat whisk together orange juice and 1/3 cup sugar.
  • Heat until mixture is just beginning to boil.
  • Add cherries then remove from heat and let stand 15 minutes.
  • Pour through a fine mesh sieve into a small saucepan pressing cherries with back of a spoon.
  • Reserve cherries.
  • Set pan over medium heat and cook for 15 minutes then set aside.
  • In a bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar, salt and zest.
  • In another bowl whisk together the egg yolks, buttermilk and ricotta.
  • Add yolk mixture to flour mixture and whisk until combined.
  • The batter will be lumpy.
  • Using a rubber spatula gently stir in the egg whites in two additions.
  • Put 1/2 teaspoon butter in each well of a filled pancake pan.
  • Place over medium heat and heat until butter begins to bubble.
  • Pour 1 tablespoon batter into each well then add 1 compact teaspoon cherries in the center of the batter and top with 1 tablespoon batter.
  • Cook until bottoms are golden brown and crispy approximately 5 minutes.
  • Using 2 forks flip the pancakes over and cook for 3 minutes more.
  • Transfer to a plate.
  • Repeat with the remaining batter and cherries.
  • Drizzle pancakes with the orange cherry syrup and serve immediately.

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  • chefmeow 14 years ago
    These are really, really good. I think you both will enjoy them. Enjoy.
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  • zena824 14 years ago
    I love pancakes.... Thanks..
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  • dandelion 14 years ago
    Yeah! I have been looking for recipes using dried cherries. THX
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