Ricotta cheese adds moisture, lemon zest bright flavor, and the self-rising flour makes Chef John's delicious lemon ricotta pancakes so light they nearly float off the plate.
Light, fluffy lemon ricotta pancakes are topped with blueberry sauce to create a delicious breakfast treat!
These light and tender lemon ricotta pancakes topped with homemade sweet creme fraiche are a treat you can serve at a gourmet brunch.
I always try a recipe exactly as written the first time I make it and I followed these instructions to the letter. I also bought fresh everything. I was really looking forward to these pancakes because lemon ricotta pancakes are my favorite. This recipe was just ok. They're bland, kind of oily, and did not rise like they should have. Chef John's recipes are usually spot on, but this one fell way short :(
Delicious! I was out of milk so I was looking for a ricotta pancake recipe that didn’t need it and this fit the bill. I ended up using the zest of a whole Meyer lemon, which was perfect, and King Arthur’s recipe for self-rising flour (1 cup flour, 1.5 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt). I got impatient and didn’t let them rest which was a mistake — after letting the batter rest they were noticeably lighter and fluffier.
Chef John does it again! These are absolutely fabulous!! The whole family devoured them. I doubled the recipe to feed 5 people. I also added extra lemon zest, lemon juice, and pinch of salt. Thank you Chef John!!
First of all this recipe definitely needs to separate the sauce from the pancake mix it will be very confusing for new cooks. Since I tend to preprep my ingredients and read recipes anyway that did not happen to me but I can see where it could. I like the pancakes themselves but do suggest that you cook them at a slightly lower temperature than you regularly do as they are a bit dense. Also spread your batter out a little bit so you do not get a thick spot in the middle and end up with your edges cooked and your middle still too wet. I had mine with an apricot sauce I already had made that went very well with it. I also tried it with a bit of syrup which was good too. Next time I will probably use a bit more lemon zest and/or juice for just a bit more zing. Bet you could make this with a orange as well.