The Chef’s Table

Created by the Chefs of Maggiano’s Little Italy

April 27, 2017

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Recipe

Ever wondered how we get our Lemon Ricotta Pankcakes so fluffy? Well, we're sharing our's all in the whisk!
We hope you enjoy every last bite.

Yields 15 Pancakes

◦  ½ Cup All-Purpose Flour
◦  1 Tsp Baking Powder
◦  4 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
◦  2 Eggs, Separated
◦  ½ Tsp Kosher Salt
◦  ½ Cup Whole Milk
◦  1 Cup Ricotta Cheese 
◦  1 Tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
◦  1 Tbsp Lemon Zest
◦  1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
◦  2 Tbsp Canola Oil
◦  Whipped Cream
◦  Fresh Blueberries
◦  Maple Syrup
1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.
2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, egg 
yolks, kosher salt, whole milk, ricotta cheese, vanilla bean 
paste, lemon zest, and lemon juice. 
3. Set both bowls aside and in a separate medium mixing bowl, 
whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks are formed. 
4. Whisk the flour mixture into the ricotta cheese mixture 
until incorporated.
5. Gently fold the whisked egg whites into the flour and 
cheese mixture until incorporated – do not over fold.
6. Place the canola oil on a 400˚ griddle. 
7. Scoop the batter onto the griddle. 
8. When the batter begins to bubble and the bottom has turned 
a golden brown, flip the pancake over. 
9. Continue to cook until golden brown.

Serve with whipped cream, blueberries and maple syrup. Enjoy!

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