Saturday, 9 February 2008

Ricotta Hotcakes

From Nigella Lawsons Forever Summer these easy to make ricotta hotcakes are a treat for a special breakfast, or just anytime really. served with strawberries & maple syrup they are a taste sensation!

250g ricotta cheese
125ml semi-skimmed milk
2 large eggs, separated
100g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
2 tsp groundnut (or any flavourless) oil

to serve
250g strawberries, chopped, slightly squashed or other berries of your choice Maple or golden syrup if you are so inclined

Put ricotta, milk and egg yolks into a bowl and mix well to combine. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt and gently whisk to make a smooth batter.

Beat the egg whites until they become foamy - this isn't hard work even whisking by hand, which is all that's needed here - and then fold them into the ricotta mixture.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan and drop in heaped dessertspoons of batter. Cook the pancakes for about 1 minute until golden and then flip them over and cook for another minute. Keep the cooked pancakes warm, by tenting with foil on a large warmed plate, while you work your way through the batter, and then serve with syrup if you must - and strawberries.
Makes about 25


Maria said...

Oh my, I would definitely love this for breakfast, perfect way to start the day ;o)


Cooking and the City said...

thanks Maria they were yum, & your very sweet :-)

Sugarcraft India said...

Oh..they look the way you served it..just the way they do it in restaurants...great job!!

Pixie said...

Oh dear, I followed a Nigella recipe over the weekend and I'm not too happy with her right now.

However, these ricotta hotcakes sound wonderful. :)

Happy cook said...

Wow so delicious.
I will try them too once, not for the comming months, am trying to loos few kg i gained

Rosie said...

Delicious......mmmmmmm, I could eat these anytime lol

Wonderful looking ricotta hotcakes :D

Rosie x

Kevin said...

Ricotta hotcakes sound really good.

Jeena said...

These sound lovely you found a great recipe here. You cooked it up great. :-)

Cooking and the City said...

Sugarcraft India, thank you thats very sweet :-)

Pixie, am sorry the recipe didn't turn out. very annoying when that happens. thanks for stopping by :-)

Happy Cook, thanks for your lovely comments as always :-)

Rosie, thanks much appreciated :-)

Cooking and the City said...

Kevin thank you, I do appreciate it :-)

Jeena many thanks as always for your sweet comments :-)


nice cakes...i love nigellas recipes...n tried some...i would like to try this..

ruthEbabes said...

These look so delicious that I'm going to have to make pancakes for breakfast tomorrow now!

Cooking and the City said...

Shanti thank you, I really appreciate it :-)

Ruth, thanks your a sweetie. enjoy your pancakes :-)

Cakelaw said...

Now this is what I would like for breakfast - every day!

Cooking and the City said...

Cakelaw thank you, yes I think I'd like hotcakes for breakfast often too :-)

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

In one sentence 'perfect for the occassion'
Good post !

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