There are times when you just need something comforting and sweetness. Today was one of these days. After I brought Soeren to KIGA, I managed to get through a large amount of work and simply had a craving for something scrumptious after a few hours. I realized it was already a little past lunch time and decided to make myself a second breakfast or, if you prefer, a brunch!
Buttermilk pancakes are my all time favorites and I decided that this would be just perfect to satisfy my craving. Cooking and photography is also a perfect way for me to relax in between a heavy workload. Thanks to home office I am able to juggle my schedule the way I want and this gives me a lot more flexibility to enjoy such luxuries.
I put on my current favorite music - The Black Eyed Peas, and started getting my ingredients together. I found some ricotta cheese and remembered that Haalo had posted a recipe of ricotta pancakes a little while back. I looked it up and decided to adapt the recipe for my pancakes making my own changes.
I will leave you with these for the long bank holiday weekend. We are away for the long weekend and I'll see you on Tuesday. Happy Weekend!
2 eggs - separated and the whites beaten stiff
170g all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
200 ml buttermilk
butter for frying
Fresh strawberries - cut up in quarters
Mix together the baking powder and flour together. In a separate bowl beat the egg yolks with the the ricotta until creamy. Add the buttermilk and beat further.
Pour this mixture into the flour and whisk until everything is combined. Add the beaten egg whites and fold in carefully until the batter is smooth.
In a heated pan add a small amount butter and bake the pancakes on both sides till golden brown.
Stack high, add the strawberries and pour with maple syrup.
Lay back and enjoy!
The ricotta gave these pancakes a really nice touch. Buttermilk makes it smooth and soft on the inside. Just perfect.
No, I did not eat the whole stack! I managed two and froze the rest. My two men just have to try these out. I'll surprise them this weekend!
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.