Thursday, 9 August 2012

Ricotta Hotcakes

What to do with half a tub of ricotta... what to do?
Ricotta hotcakes! Yes!
Great idea.

I found a Nigella recipe, halved it and made some early morning 'pancakes' served with strawberries. (Yes, I couldn't be bothered to explain hotcakes vs. pancakes...)
The kids really loved it.

Here is a link to Nigella's recipe.

FYI - I halved all the ingredients and made about 12 delicious hotcakes.

Here is a copy:


250g ricotta cheese
125ml semi-skimmed milk
2 large eggs, separated
100g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch salt
2 teaspoons groundnut oil
250g strawberries, chopped (or other berries of your choice, of course)

Serves: Makes about 25.
Put the 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.

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