*This is a scheduled post as i am currently away for a short holiday. :)

** pssstttt : it’s LOW FAT!

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Don’t we all love breakfast and brunch?

I know i do!

For myself, breakfast is my most-look-forward-to meal of the day. The moment i reluctantly flutter open my eyes in the morning, my very first thought would be, ‘Breakfast time! What shall i eat today?’ – please tell me i’m not alone! :P

I love pancakes.

I love cutting through them straight out from the non-stick skillet in a pool of goodness (read : maple syrup and butter in room temperature!) before piling the goodness on and quickly shove it to the mouth.

Aaahhh… the satisfaction.

Priceless!

I’ve read quite a bit about pancakes made with ricotta. It says that ricotta makes them fluffy! Even though i’m very pleased with the fool-proof pancake recipe which i’d whip up whenever the pancake craving hits, i got curious and wanted to try ricotta pancakes too!

After scrambling around checking if it was alright to still consume ricotta cheese that had expired (a BIG thank you to everyone who had responded swiftly to my SOS tweet!), i was relieved to find out that my ricotta pancake ‘project’ could still take off! Hee… I know, i’m terrible! Am such a procrastinator.

But i did throw 1 tub away though.. the tub that gave me baaaddd feeling even though it looked pretty much the same as the tub which i’d used for these pancakes. Women and their intuition… never belittle them! Heh!

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

To make the blueberry sauce

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
2-3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons water

1. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice and cornstarch and set aside.

2. In a medium saucepan, combine the blueberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and stir in lemon juice and cornstarch mixture. Stir until the sauce thickens slightly.  Cover to keep warm and set aside.

To make the pancakes

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon canola oil

Directions

1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together ricotta cheese, egg, egg whites, lemon juice, lemon zest, and canola oil. Gently fold this mixture into the dry ingredients until flour disappears. Don’t over mix. The batter will be thick.

3. Heat a griddle or a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray.  Drop about 1/3 cup of batter onto the hot griddle or skillet. Cook the pancakes until browned on the underside and beginning to set, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook the pancakes on the other side, about two minutes longer. Continue making pancakes until batter is gone. Serve warm with blueberry sauce.

Source : two peas & their pod

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Verdict :

LOVE LOVE LOVE!

This pancake recipe is a real keeper. The pancakes are incredible. Thick, light and really fluffy (check out the naked photo without the blueberry sauce) … simply heavenly. Oh, and that combination of lemon + blueberries? It can never, ever go wrong!

Boy1 who had gotten rather bored with pancakes (uh huh, i really do make pancakes that often!) couldn’t help but to ask for second serving! It was indeed a welcoming and refreshing change to the household that adores pancakes. :)

ps : i added a huge knob of salted butter right in the middle of the blueberry mess before i wolfed it down though. *sigh*. i’m a girl who can’t live without her butter, especially in pancakes!

14 Responses to “Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce”

  1. Food looks wonderful. Congrats on your award.

  2. oh ultimate breakfast!! I love ricotta pancakes but I never make them after coming back to Malaysia cause ricotta is … too expensive here.. but the blueberry sauce.. drooollss :)~~

  3. Mm wow I just made buttermilk pancakes today but ricotta pancakes do sound really heavenly! And how do you manage to get your pancakes so even in size? Mine’s always all over the place, size wise :/

  4. Whoa! Whoa, whoa! Love the photos, and I love ricotta. I guess I have to fight the constant urgency to eat it fresh with honey now for me to make this. And I want to make this.

  5. Ooooh … you are so very notti… tempting me with these pancakes… and making me hungry…
    The first photo is making me weak… (be still my tummy… remember DIET ;))

  6. Your pancakes do look so fluffy and thick! So uniformed in size too! Delicious!

  7. Awesome!!!! Can I have more blueberries sauce please…… Now i am craving for pancakes :(((((

  8. Your blueberry sauce is lovely, I really like the coloration it brings to the dish!

  9. sherie, 1 cup of ricotta cheese is equivalent of how many grams?

  10. Babe, this is such a scrumptious breakfast to look at, let alone eating!! I hate the moment when my stomach starts to grumble when I wake up… cos I wanted my breakfast ‘NOW’! hahaah

  11. christine : thank you!

    swee san : it’s awfully exxy here too! but luckily, i managed to get it from whole-saler ;)

    janine : buttermilk pancakes – yums! the secret to even pancakes is get a smaller size skillet *wink*

    riana : must whip up blueberry sauce for change. i cant resist honey as well actually. i ALWAYS eat with honey! heeee!

    lisa : this is LOW FAT pancakes!! go make some already ;)

    jeannie : awww… thanks dear..

    ellena : i very notti. next time i’ll add a tbsp of sugar to the blueberry sauce!

    jacob : i gotta agree.. heeeeee! :P

    elsie : babe, honestly i’m not too sure cos i didn’t weigh but to get a rough idea, check out this link? http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_ounces_of_ricotta_cheese_are_in_one_cup

    mycookinghut : heheheee.. thank you, sweetie! glad that i’m not alone :P

  12. looks rich and low-fat at the same time, how wonderful ^^

    p.s. all the best for the blog awards and the cooking demo :)

  13. noobcook : thank you dear! xx

  14. Those look absolutely delicious! Lemon and blueberry is one of my favorite combos :) And those pancakes look so fluffy!

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