surprise sunday breakfast #7: lemon ricotta pancakes

by - 06:19

Dear friends, I have a confession to make: I did not fulfill my Surprise Sunday Breakfast this past Sunday (the 8th) because of a number of reasons, the main one being that I now work on Sundays and it is nearly impossible for me to get it all done in time. I know, I know, inexcusable! But I do hope you forgive me after today. As I mentioned, I now have Wednesdays and Thursdays off. Which means that today is sort of like my Sunday. And since I skipped out on the husband last Sunday, I am making him some lovely lemon ricotta pancakes this morning, instead!


  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/3 cups ricotta
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Melted butter for brushing the griddle


1. In a bowl whisk together the egg yolks, the ricotta, the sugar, and the zest, add the flour, and stir the mixture until it is just combined.

2. In a bowl with an electric mixer beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they hold stiff peaks, whisk about one fourth of them into the ricotta mixture, and fold in the remaining whites gently but thoroughly.

3. Heat a griddle over moderately high heat until it is hot enough to make drops of water scatter over its surface and brush it with some of the melted butter.

4. Working in batches, pour the batter onto the griddle by 1/4-cup measures and cook the pancakes for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, or until they are golden, brushing the griddle with some of the melted butter as necessary.

5. Transfer the pancakes as they are cooked to a heatproof platter and keep them warm in a preheated 200°F oven.

What do you think? Will he forgive?


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  1. I love your surprise breakfast idea, whatever day of the week it happens to fall on. These look yummy!

  2. Anonymous12.11.09

    I'm sure he will, but this is absolutely adorable.

  3. Haha, yeah, I think he'll forgive you. :-)

  4. he better... or else!!

  5. Um...this sounds amazing. Lemon and ricotta together? In pancakes? Mmm.

  6. haha Tanya, I think you can be forgiven. These sounds heaven I'm sure he'll love it

  7. oooo--this sound delish. We are looking for yummy breakfasts over at the Inn. I will add to the list. Thanks!

  8. These sound amazing. Thanks for sharing, I must try!! Happy Saturday to you ~


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