Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Lemon-Lovers' Ricotta Pancakes with Quick Blueberry Sauce

These were absolutely delicious. A repeat, must-keep, recipe. They were light and fluffy with just enough lemon and the blueberry sauce was amazing. I found the recipe in the Deseret News Food Section, one of the local newspapers, and it looked amazing. They got the recipe from the Associated Press. It came together fairly quickly and I added some sweetened whipped cream on top. More like a dessert than breakfast, but I will get away with it if I can!

Lemon-Lovers' Ricotta Pancakes with Quick Blueberry Sauce
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon canola oil (divided)
Preheat the oven to 200 F.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the ricotta, eggs, lemon juice, lemon zest, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon oil. Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, fold this mixture into the dry ingredients to make a thick batter.
Brush a nonstick skillet with 1/2 teaspoon oil, then heat over medium-low. With a 1/4 cup measure, drop the batter onto the skillet, spreading it slightly. Multiple pancakes can be cooked at once.
Cook the pancakes until browned on the underside and beginning to set, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the second side and cooked at the center, about 2 minutes longer.
Transfer the cooked pancakes to a baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm. Brush the skillet with the remaining oil and repeat with remaining batter.

Quick Blueberry Sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon salt
In small bowl, combine the lemon juice and cornstarch, then set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine the blueberries, sugar, water and salt. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and stir in lemon juice-cornstarch mixture. Simmer, stirring, until the sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes more.


Mom said...

Thanks, Mare. This blueberry sauce is going on our pancakes today.