Saturday, June 7, 2014

Lemon Souffle Pancakes

Guess what is on the menu at First Watch in Phoenix? The same wonderful pancakes as the Lemon Souffle Pancakes from Hassayampa Inn in Prescott. This recipe can be found on page 52 in Tastes & Treasures Cookbook. Make them at home or try them at your favorite restaurant.

Lemon Souffle Pancakes
10 egg whites
10 egg yolks
¾ cup all purpose flour
3 cups ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar
Grated zest of 1 ½ lemons
1 teaspoon salt
Vegetable oil

Beat the egg whites in a mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. Combine the egg yolks with the flour, ricotta cheese, butter, sugar, lemon zest and salt in a bowl and mix well. Fold in the egg whites gently, leaving small portions of egg white intact.
Preheat a griddle or skillet to medium-hot and brush with a small amount of vegetable oil. Spoon 3 tablespoons of the batter at a time onto the heated griddle and cook until bubbles appear. Turn the pancakes and cook until brown. Remove the pancakes to serving plates as they brown, allowing three pancakes for each serving. Serve with fresh raspberries and raspberry syrup.
Serves 6 (makes 18 pancakes)