Here it is. My first blog post! It's been a long time coming. Originally, I planned to create a blog focusing on "geeky" inspired baked goods, but realized that would really limit what I would like to create and share. It was back to the drawing board at that point and I had to once again choose the hardest thing that comes with creating a blog: the name. Thanks to some brainstorming with two of my friends on one of our weekly jog/walks, Sweet like Sarah was chosen!
I didn't intend for pancakes to be the first post on my 'sweet' blog, especially ricotta pancakes that are not sweet at all. Perhaps the name of my blog really will just be a play on words! Because these pancakes are not very sweet, I chose to add some vanilla extract into the batter. This can be totally optional, but I think it makes a nice addition to the finished product. This recipe will make enough pancakes for two people or one very hungry person. It can easily be doubled if need be.
Small Batch Vanilla Ricotta Pancakes
Yield: 6-8 small pancakes
4 oz. ricotta cheese
1/4 cup milk
1 t. vanilla extract
1 egg, separated
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 t. baking powder
Mix together ricotta cheese, milk, vanilla, and egg yolk in a bowl until combined.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
Gradually add flour mixture to cheese mixture until smooth.
In a separate bowl, whisk egg white until frothy. Add to mix and stir mixture until smooth.
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Spray with a nonstick spray or melt 1 T. butter in pan.
Using a large spoon, drop two spoonfuls (for each pancake) of mix on to hot skillet. Allow to cook about 2-3 minutes or until mix begins to bubble, then flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes on the other side. Continue until all batter has been used.
Serve with your choose of pancake toppings!
Recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson's Ricotta Hotcakes
Thanks for reading and please share if you liked this recipe! I will hopefully be posting new recipes once or twice a week ranging from sweets to savory main dishes and everything in between. I am grateful for your support as I embark on this journey of food blogging!