Saturday, November 14, 2009
Makes 4 servings
1 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 c buttermilk
2 large eggs, separated
1/4 c sugar
3/4 c ricotta cheese (whole or part skim)
1 tbsp grated lemon zest
2 tsp unsalted butter
strawberries for topping or maple syrup (optional)
In large bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl whisk together the buttermilk, egg yolks, sugar, ricotta, and lemon zest. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until blended. There will be some small lumps.
In a separate bowl, using a mixer on medium speed or a whisk, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Using a spatula, fold the beaten whites into the ricotta mix just until blended.
Warm a frying pan or griddle to medium heat (just hot enough that a drop of water quickly evaporates). Butter the surface and ladle about 1/4 c of batter onto surface. Cook on med-low until edges look dry and bottoms are golden brown, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook til golden. Makes about 16 pancakes, and you can keep them warm uncovered in the oven at 250 while finishing the batter.