Monday, January 19, 2009

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes
Originally uploaded by watchjennybake.
Sometimes I'll eat something at a restaurant and all I can think is "I could make it better." I know, I'm sure that makes me a joy to be around, but I try to keep it to myself.

We ordered lemon ricotta pancakes at the hotel we stayed at in Miami, much to the chagrin of the waiter who was trying everything in his power to get us to just order the breakfast buffet. He was rude, the pancakes took forever, and we had paid $16 for a big plate and three thin little wimpy pancakes with a tablespoonful of something vaguely fruity. We pushed the bad experience behind us, but I have had this nagging suspicion that they had just not done the concept of lemon ricotta pancakes justice!

I have had ricotta in my fridge for a few days, so this weekend I decided to make those pancakes that I knew could be better that what we had. I turned to one of my favorite food blogs, Smitten Kitchen, where she had made the same recipe that everyone across the internet seems to have made - the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Sauteed Apples from the September 1991 issue of Gourmet Magazine.

I didn't bother with the sauteed apples; we had leftover fruit syrup to use. These were light and fluffy and flavorful, no wimpy here. Not too sweet, but the lemon and ricotta allowed for a nice depth of flavor not found in pancakes-in-a-box.

Categories: Breakfast, Lemon, Pancakes, Ricotta


Nichole said...

Those are some lovely flapjacks!

MeetaK said...

why am i being teased with all these yummy pancakes?

Treasure Ann said...

Those pancakes look so delish. So light and fluffy.

Jude said...

It may sound weird, but I'd probably end up sprinkling poppyseeds on something like this. Yum.

Maria said...

I am in heaven. These look amazing!

Fudgie said...

Mmmmm never thought of mixing lemon and ricotta - sounds delish!