Lemon. And pancakes. Pancakes so good syrup isn't needed.
After numerous local write-ups and reviews, I finally had a taste of the Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes at Hell's Kitchen. I now know what all the fuss is about. However, I ordered Heuvos Rancheros instead of the hotcakes, so I was left with just a taste from a friends plate. This morning I couldn't help but think about this delicious dish and how I could re-create it...and with a healthy twist.
My attempt was a success so I need to share the recipe with you. One batch makes roughly 6 pancakes, or 3 servings (2 if you've got an appetite). Total caloric damage? Only 365 calories. Add a few strawberries and round it up to 400. Not bad for a weekend indulgence!
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Adapted from the "Joy of Cooking"
3/4 C. AP Flour (I used GF Bob's Red Mill)
1/4 C. Ground flaxseed (mmm good ole fiber -- you can sub flour if you don't have flaxseed)
1/3 C. Granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. sea salt
3/4 C. ricotta cheese
1/3 C. milk
3 Tbsp. melted butter
Zest of one large lemon
1/4 C. lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon extract
Mix your dry ingredients with a whisk: flour, flaxseed, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl combine the remaining wet ingredients. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture until well mixed (no lumps with this recipe).
Scoop roughly 1/2 cup of batter per pancake and cook on a medium heat griddle or frying pan. (I recommend between 350-375 degrees for griddle.) Serve with berries and powdered sugar. If you must, use real maple syrup.
Hi, I'm Michelle and based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. I love all things cooking and baking and would love to inspire you to create something of your own!