Lime Ricotta Pancake

lime ricotta pancake recipe for mother's day brunch


(SERVES 4-6)

  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/3 cups ricotta
  • 2  tbsp confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp freshly grated lime zest
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Melted butter for brushing the griddle
  • Confectioners sugar on top to dust


  • In a bowl whisk together the egg yolks, ricotta, sugar, and zest. Add the flour, and stir the mixture until it is just combined.
  • 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.
  • Heat a griddle over medium-low heat. 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.
  • Transfer the pancakes as they are cooked to a heatproof platter and keep them warm
  • Serve the pancakes with dusting of sugar,  dollop of whip cream, and warm maple syrup.


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