Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Lemon Curd and Fresh Raspberries

I am not feeling well at ALL because my new doctor switched my allergy medicine and it is not working. I had no voice today, I have sinus headaches galore, coughing is ensuing, I am sore, it BLOWS. So the fact that I got these pancakes together is quite a testament to the easy-peasyness of the recipe. It's really just mix, griddle, microwave, and pour. Voila! Lemon curd can be found in the jam aisle, typically. We liked this but not enough to make it again.


Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Lemon Curd and Fresh Raspberries
Bobby Flay

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup ricotta cheese
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
1 lemon, zested and juiced
Butter, for griddle
1 (11-ounce) jar prepared lemon curd
Fresh raspberries, for garnish
Confectioners' sugar, for garnish

Preheat a nonstick griddle.

Combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg, salt, and sugar in a small bowl. Whisk together the cheese, eggs, milk, lemon juice and zest in a large bowl. Whisk the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined. Brush the hot griddle with butter. For each pancake, pour approximately 1/4 cup measure of the batter on the griddle and cook on both sides until light golden brown. Repeat until no batter remains.

Empty the contents of the lemon curd into a small saucepan and warm over low heat. Alternatively, remove the lid and place in a microwave oven on 50 percent power for 2 minutes, stopping after 1 minute to stir the curd. Drizzle a few tablespoons of the curd over the pancakes, top with fresh raspberries, and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

Yield: 2 servings

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