Monday, January 25, 2010

Ricotta Pancakes with Buttermilk Syrup

Breakfast . . . Mmmm! My husbands favorite meal of the day! There seriously is nothing like a great breakfast . . . especially on the weekends when the stress and craziness of the week has your eyes rolling around in your head and your mind is ready to shut down! At our house my hubby is the king of Saturday morning breakfast . . . and he goes to town!!! I am not an egg girl or a huge fan of pancakes . . . but if they have buttermilk syrup on them I will take them anyday! This buttermilk syrup recipe is a FAVORITE on both sides of our family!!! I could drink the stuff! It is SOOOOO GOOD!!! Last weekend we whipped up a batch of heavenly ricotta pancakes to pair with it and mensch was it good! The pancakes are delish! So light and moist! I actually love them (Never thought that I would say that about a pancake . . .) This Buttermilk Syrup recipe is from my Aunt Alyson of Caramel Popcorn fame! It is amazing!!! Ricotta Pancakes
Recipe by: Emily
1 Cup Ricotta Cheese
3/4 cup Flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 Tbsp Sugar
1/8 tsp Salt
3/4 cup Milk
3 eggs, divided
1 tsp Vanilla

1. Whisk flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar together in a medium bowl. Seperate egg whites and yolks. Combine ricotta cheese, milk, eggs yolks and vanilla in another bowl, mixing well. Combine the flour mixture with the ricotta mixture and set aside.
2. Beat the 3 egg whites until stiff. Gently fold egg whites into ricotta batter.
3. Heat a griddle to medium high and lightly coat with melted butter. Ladle batter onto buttered griddle and cook pancakes on each side until golden brown. Serve with butter and syrup or fruit preserves if desired. Enjoy!

Buttermilk Syrup
Recipe by: Alyson Christensen
1 cube Butter (or margarine)
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Buttermilk
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Baking Soda

Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the sugar, buttermilk, and vanilla. Cook and stir until thick. Add the baking soda, stir and serve warm.

(When you add the soda it is going to bubble up so use a large saucepan . . .)


Brandi said...

Oh Em those look delish! I LOVE breakfast too! We might just have this for dinner tonight!:)

teresa said...

i'm not even a breakfast person, this is really making my mouth water!

american girl primitives said...

These look delicious! My husband loves pancakes.


Angie's Recipes said...

That really makes me feel HUNGRY! VERY VERY HUNGRY! Beautiful click!

katie m said...

oh boy are having the same vibes or what? i've got a ricotta pancake recipe too!!! haven't yet posted it but yours looks picture perfect! yum

SLCFoodie said...

I have some ricotta in the fridge just waiting to be made into these pancakes!

Sophie said...

Buttermilk syrup sounds delicious. I've always felt that pancakes aren't complete without buttermilk, but I never thought about adding it to the syrup! Yum.

Kaitlin said...

I've never used ricotta in pancakes..I can only imagine how good it is!

Sweet and Savory said...

Ever since, I had Ricootta in cookies, I know how good it makes anything sweet so these pancakes must be the best. I have to try these.

Julie said...

I'll have to try those, sounds and looks so yummy!