Buttermilk Ricotta Pancakes

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  • 2 Cups Ricotta Cheese
  • 4 Eggs-large
  • 1  Orange-zested-reserve juice to flavor berries
  • 1 ¼ Cups Buttermilk
  • 1 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp.  Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 2 Cups Fresh Berries-any favorite or mix
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • Reserved Orange Juice
  •  Vegetable Spray as Needed

Preheat griddle to 350 degrees f. In a large bowl whisk together the cheese, eggs, orange zest and buttermilk until very smooth. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the flour to the cheese mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined.

In a separate bowl, combine the berries, sugar and orange juice. Let macerate while making pancakes.

Spray the griddle with vegetable spray and add batter in about ¼ cup amounts. Let cook for about 2 minutes on each side until golden. Repeat with remaining batter.

Serve garnished with the berries, powdered sugar, and maple syrup if desired. Enought for four.

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