Tuesday, September 18, 2012

lemon ricotta pancakes

i had originally planned
to be long-winded
about my absence
then i thought
actions not words
i made you these
the best part?
none of that pesky
egg-white whipping
delicate folding
with their
buttery crispy edges
billowy lemony insides
these pancake
i'm sorry
you're welcome
all at the same time

lemon ricotta pancakes
1/2 cup ricotta 
1 Tbs lemon zest
2 Tbs lemon juice
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup fine corn meal (floury kind)
1 cup all purpose flour
6 Tbs sugar
whisk together the flour, corn flour, sugar, salt and baking soda. in a separate bowl whisk together the ricotta, lemon zest, lemon juice, eggs and buttermilk.  stir the dry into the wet a bit at a time, to minimize lumps.  stir slowly, and just to get all the ingredients incorporated.  allow to sit about 5 minutes while you heat up the pan.  i like to use butter to cook my pancakes, and i like it to get a bit brown before laying down the batter. but these pancakes are even delicious with pan spray.  
i suggest pureed fruit, fruit syrup or a glaze made with lemon juice and powdered sugar as a topper. 


  1. Hi Christy, blogging ebbs and flows in my life too. These look very yummy. I have some ricotta in the fridge, but what do you mean by floury kind of corn meal? I would like to make these. Yum!

  2. Hi Joni
    sometimes corn flour is confused with cornstarch..particularly in british recipes. the cornmeal i used is finely ground, so it has the consistency more of rice flour than cornmeal. you can use any grind of cornmeal, but if you go coarse, the cake will have more of a corn pone, consistency....semi-coarse will give you a nice rustic consistency, and find will give you a bit more delicate texture. hopefully this clears it up :)
    thanks for stopping by...can't wait for you halloween posts this year!

  3. These look so good. I love different pancake recipes and we make them alot and I love the idea of lemon for them! thanks for posting. I would love love love it if you would link this up and share it on the new recipe linky party on my travel/food blog! You can link up old or new and i would love you to share this one! http://www.katieslanguagecafe.com/2012/09/french-cuisine-friday-recipe-link-up-1.html

  4. Thank you for linking this recipe up. I already picked up the ingredients today I didn't already have so i can make these tomorrow morning! ~~katie

  5. This recipe was featured at Katies Language Cafe Recipe link up! thanks and hope you will link up another this week. and grab an "I was featured" button, if you want. ~~katie


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