Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

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based on 9 ratings

Creamy ricotta and lemon zest make these light pancakes a delicate and fragrant centerpiece for weekend brunch.

recipe updated Mar 26, 2020


  • Egg white icon
    Egg white
    2 (60g)
  • Ricotta cheese icon
    Ricotta cheese
    250g (about 1 cup)
  • Egg yolk icon
    Egg yolk
    x 2 (about 40g)
  • Brown sugar icon
    Brown sugar
    30g (about 2½ tbsp)
  • Milk icon
    150ml (½ cup)
  • Lemon icon
    1 (58g)
  • Lemon icon
    20g (about ¼)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    120g (about 1 cup)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    1 tsp (5g)
  • Salt icon
    1 pinch
  • Butter icon
    as needed


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  1. Add egg white to a clean medium bowl
  2. Whisk until light and fluffy
  3. Add ricotta cheese, egg yolk, brown sugar, milk, lemon and lemon to a clean large mixing bowl
  4. Whisk briefly until blended
  5. Add all purpose flour and baking powder to a clean small bowl
  6. Add salt to the batter
  7. Mix dry ingredients into batter
  8. Fold egg whites into batter bit by bit
  9. Heat a clean frying pan - medium heat
  10. Grease with butter generously
  11. Fry batter in frying pan
  12. Serve immediately
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