What’s Cookin? Sunday Brunch 9/16: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes & Raspberry Maple Sauce

There is breakfast, and of course; breakfast for dinner. But on Sunday’s, there is breakfast for lunch, or what the ‘cool kids’ call “brunch”.

Wikipedia: A meal is not usually considered brunch if it is started before 10:30 am; such meals would still be considered breakfast. Typically brunch is had between 10:30 am and 2 pm, close to lunch time but still before. Brunch is usually eaten in the late morning.

Oh, and enjoy!

Ingredients:

4 eggs, separated
1 cup ricotta cheese
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp grated lemon peel
2 tbsp butter

Sauce
1/3 cup raspberry jam, preferably seedless (sweetened or unsweetened)
1/3 cup maple syrup

Preparation:

Step 1: In large mixing bowl, whisk egg yolks. Mix in ricotta cheese, sugar, flour and lemon peel.

Step 2: In a separate large bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer until white glossy peaks form. Stir 1/4 amount into the ricotta mixture, then fold the two mixtures together gently.

Step 3: In large nonstick skillet, melt butter. Fold butter into the batter. Drop mixture by tablespoon into the hot buttered skillet. Flatten pancakes slightly with the back of the spoon.

Step 4: Cook about 2 minutes per side until lightly browned and cooked through.

Sauce

Step 1: In small saucepan, warm raspberry jam with maple syrup. Drizzle sauce over pancakes or serve sauce on the side. This sauce is also delicious on French toast and wonderful over ice cream.

Source: HouseAndHome

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