5.08.2012

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Lemon Curd and Fresh Raspberries

Let's Hear it for the Lemons!

So the "Get Your Chef On" Cooking Challenge is in full force!
Missed the action this round? Hit the next one in July!
What is GYCO? Find out more Here

The Secret ingredient that was assigned.....

Lemons


Did you know that Lemons:
Get rid of ants
Squirt some lemon juice into holes and cracks where the ants are coming in. Place small pieces of lemon rinds or peels around the house.

Polish chrome
Got dull chrome faucets? Simply rub lemon rind, rinse and dry with a paper towel.

Whiten nails
Soak your fingertips in a mixture of lemon juice and water (1/2 cup lemon juice to 1 cup of water). You can also rub lemon rind on the nails to whiten them.

and the list goes on and on! Check here for the rest!




So about 2 weeks ago I was chatting with a great friend of mine!She started to tell me "Jen you have to make these pancakes, they are so good!" I said "Oh Yeah? What kind are they?" She said the magic word that starts with "L"...."They are Lemon Ricotta with Trader Joes Lemon Curd!" I got all excited.."Toni, I have to make something for this Challenge with Lemons! This is perfect!"
And that was that!
Thank you T-Dawg!


Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Lemon Curd

&

 Fresh Raspberries

Recipe from Food Network

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • Butter, for griddle
  • 1 (11-ounce) jar prepared lemon curd
  • Fresh raspberries, for garnish
  • Confectioners' sugar, for garnish


Grab all the Goods!



  • Preheat a nonstick griddle.
    1. Combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg, salt, and sugar in a small bowl. 
    2. Whisk together the cheese, eggs, milk, lemon juice and zest in a large bowl. 
    3. Whisk the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined. 
    4. Empty the contents of the lemon curd into a small saucepan and warm over low heat. Alternatively, remove the lid and place in a microwave oven on 50 percent power for 2 minutes, stopping after 1 minute to stir the curd.
    5. Brush the hot griddle with butter. For each pancake, pour approximately 1/4 cup measure of the batter on the griddle and cook on both sides until light golden brown. Repeat until no batter remains.

     Drizzle a few tablespoons of the curd over the pancakes, top with fresh raspberries, and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. You can also drizzle a little maple syrup over to give it some sweetness.



Complete with Coffee and O.J.
Enjoy!


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25 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Jen! These pancakes sound and look better than I was even imagining. I love our cooking challenge. I cannot WAIT to make there pancakes when I finally get a day off tomorrow.

    And seriously, I want us to live closer so we can hold hands a jump up and down and scream and be silly girls right now!

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  2. I love ricotta pancakes, so delicious. And the addition of lemon must add to the fresh taste. yum.

    Question: are you going to be linking up all the participants of the challenge? It would be great to see what others have done. Maybe I missed the info.

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  3. We don't have a Trader Joe's here, yet, (it was just announced they are putting one about 2.33679.5 miles from my work! Squee!) so I may have to substitute the brand you used with one from World Market. I am sooo gonna give this recipe a try though! You can count on that :) Hope you are having a wonderful day ♥

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  4. Looks so delicious! I've never tried ricotta pancakes before -- I'm definitely trying this out! :) Thanks Jen!

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  5. Oh wow. This is seriously so delicious looking and sounding!! I am going to make these for sure! Great job! :)

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  6. Oh, they look so good! We don't have a Trader Joe's around here, but I soooo wish we did! Is there a place to link our recipes too or did I miss it??

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  7. Yum, yum, YUM!! I wish Drew would eat raspberries. These look so good!!

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  8. Yum! Yum! Yum! My BF loves ricotta! I'll have to make these! Loving all the lemon love out there from this contest! SO fun! I can't wait until July! :)

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  9. Holy Mac- these good Delish! Cant wait to come to CA to see my crafty cooking friend!

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  10. Jen, these look amazing! So yummy! I have my recipe ready to link up. How do I go about doing so?

    Have a wonderful day!

    Marilyn

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  11. Jen

    Here's my link to my lemon recipe

    http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2012/05/shaker-lemon-mini-cheesecakes.html

    Marilyn

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  12. WOW! This sings to me. I am going to pin this and make it this week! I found you at the One Crafty Contest on One Artsy Mama's page. I am your newest card-carrying follower.

    Blessings,
    Janiene
    http://bishopsfamilysite.blogspot.com

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  13. YAY! OMG those look soooo good :) Saturdays B and I get up to make breakfast together. This is it!!! Saturday breakfast Jen's Pancakes!

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  14. With two of my favorites, Lemon and raspberries, this is one of the -I need to try- recipies!! They look yummy!!

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  15. Mmmmmmm... these look fantastic. Following you now from Happy Hour Projects ~ hope you have a minute to come by and say hello!
    Adrianne
    Happy Hour Projects

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  16. Sounds delicious! I love any kind of pancake but I've never tried lemon!

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  17. Mmm it sounds and looks delicious! I'm trying them for sure!

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  18. Oh bugger! I meant to join that lemon party! Dang scatter brain! Anyway, I don't like pancakes (I know, right? I'm a weirdo, that's what I'm told.) But, I think I might actually try this recipe. It looks amazing! Thanks Jen!

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  19. Girl you can cook toooooo! Yummy these look good. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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  20. Delicious looking! Can't wait to try them :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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  21. Those look delicious! After seeing everyone elses posts I wish I had joined in the challenge. What's up next? Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

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  22. That looks delicious! I wish I had been able to take part in the link up! My recipe this week is all about the lemon!

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  23. These sound delish. I LOVE the "L" word. So glad I dropped in. Visiting from Michelle's Tasty Creations link party. I would love to invite you to come party with us sometime on Fabulous Friday. Thanks for sharing this, seriously can't wait to make.

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  24. Those sound fantastic, I love lemons. I'm a new GFC friend. I would love it if you stop by http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, and be mine, too.

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