The name says everything. These pancakes are the best I’ve ever had. I got the inspiration from Australia of course. Australians are so good with food and experts in brunches. These are called Ricotta pancakes, the ricotta cheese and the whipped egg whites make them so fluffy. I served them with caramelised banana and whipped cream and that was sooo good. But of course you can serve these pancakes with everything, berries, ice cream, jams, butter, or just with maple syrup, yum!! Or why not with bacon AND maple syrup!
You need to make these for your next brunch!
250g ricotta cheese
2.5 dl flour (1 cup)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
1/4 tsp fine salt
0.7 dl full fat milk (3/4 cup)
2 eggs, separated
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Butter, for frying
Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Combine the ricotta, milk, egg yolks, and vanilla in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the ricotta and milk mixture, stirring gently until just combined.
Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff. Stir a small scoop of the egg whites into the pancake batter to lighten the batter, then fold in the remaining whites with a spatula.
Heat a pan over medium high heat. Melt a small bit of butter in the pan, just enough to coat the surface. Scoop about 1 dl (1/3-cup) batter onto the hot griddle. Cook the pancakes for about 3 or 4 minutes, until the undersides are golden and you see a few bubbles popping through the pancakes. Flip the pancakes and cook another 2 to 3 minutes, until golden. Repeat with the remaining pancakes.
Serve the pancakes immediately, with what ever you feel like! If you wanna try my caramelised banana (totally recommend) I’ve written then recipe down here too. :)
4 bananas (1 banana per person)
1 dl granulated sugar
½ dl water
40 g butter
1 tbsp lemon juice
Peel and cut the bananas in the middle and in the length.
Add the sugar and the water to a frying pan and cook to a light caramel.
Add the butter, bananas and lemon juice. Simmer and turn the bananas into the caramel.
Remove from heat and serve. Suits perfect to just serve with ice cream too.