Hello, good morning and thank Faramir it's Friday!
Yesterday was a bit crazy, but things have levelled themselves out though, although I'm pretty excited about the weekend! Anyway, let's talk food!
It was a hot Summer's day, and Julie thought "Nyawk I don't want anything too heavy for dinner, nor too warm...." *lightbulb* PANCAKES! Then I thought that this is the kind of dinner that every child will dream of when being told to eat their vegetables, and say: "When I become a grown up, I can decide to have whatever I want for dinner, even pancakes!", and so....pancakes I had, and they were delicious!
The addition of cheese to the batter makes them a little more filling, and the addition of strawberries goes lovely with the not so sweet pancakes and a drizzle of syrup! Plus, now you have an excuse to treat yourself to pancakes for breakfast - maybe even tomorrow?
Ricotta Strawberry Pancakes
(Serves 1, makes 7 small ones, or 3 larger ones)
1 egg, separated
100 ml milk
1/2 cup (gluten free spelt) flour (this is about 4 heaped tablespoons' worth)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vegetable or coconut oil, for frying
A handful of strawberries, finely chopped
Maple- or agave syrup for drizzling, or honey!
- In a medium mixing bowl, have the ricotta, milk and the egg yolk. Whisk well until combined, before sifting in the flour and the baking powder. Stir until you have a smooth batter free of lumps.
- The next step is to heat the oil in a frying pan, and hopefully by now having decided whether you're having small or big pancakes, you pour in batter accordingly. About 2 tbsp of batter for the small ones, or a little less than a ladleful for the bigger ones. Fry over medium heat.
- Once they start to bubble on the surface, sprinkle a little bit of the strawberries on top, before flipping them, cooking on the other side for a couple of minutes. When they're done, stack them with the prettiest side up.
- When you have ran out of batter, top the tower of goodness with some extra strawberries and drizzle over syrup. and you're done!
Have you got much planned for the weekend? Either which was, I hope you have a good one!
From Season to Season, p. 185