Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ricotta, Ricotta, what to do with all this Ricotta

So last night after making the mozzarella and ending up with a bunch of ricotta I started thinking to myself.  What am I going to do with all this Ricotta, if every time I have whey I can make ricotta.  We used in it salad, and put it on crackers, but after a while that could get old.  So it a cheese making book I have there was a recipe for Ricotta Pancakes with Banana Pecan Syrup.  The recipe is from Paula Lambert's "the Cheese Lover's Cookbook and Guide".  The only change I made was that I also used walnuts since I did not have enough pecans.  They were good.  The girls and I liked them.  They were moist and the syrup was really good.  It also filled our Sunday morning with the smell of bananas, nuts, and the all important butter.

2 Cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, separated
2 cups milk
1/4 cup homemade ricotta

For the syrup
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 bananas
1 cup maple syrup

  • Mix dry ingredients
  • In separate bowl beat egg whites until stiff but not dry
  • In large bowl beat egg yolks, milk and ricotta until smooth and then add dry ingredients gently with a large spoon.
  • Fold in the egg whites.

For syrup
  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat
  • Add nuts and saute for about 1 minute until fragrant
  • Add bananas that have been thinly sliced, stirring for about 2 minutes
  • Add the syrup and cook for 2 minutes longer, until the syrup is hot and slightly thickened.
The pancakes were good, but Daisy was a little concerned before she ate when I told her I had made cheese pancakes.  She told me she did not think that sounded good and wanted her cheese to be on the side.

Keep tuned for tomorrow's post where I will post about my 3rd attempt at making mozzarella that I tried this evening.


The Nicholes said...

Did Jenelle not have any?

Haylee said...

I want to try some of this! i just don't want to make it:)

Granio said...

Mark says lets start a cheese company :D The pancakes sound good and Daisy is a smart cookie

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