Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Hollywood and Dine: Hugh Jackman's Lemon Pancakes
Hugh Jackman's Lemon Pancakes
6 large eggs separated
1 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1 stick of cooled, melted butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbs. grated lemon zest
any kind of berries you like for topping
-Whip egg whites until they are stiff and glossy (they should hold peaks).
-In a separate bowl, beat ricotta cheese, butter, egg yolks and vanilla together.
-In a small bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt and lemon zest.
-Using a spatula, gently stir dry ingredients into the cheese mixture. Gently fold 1/4 of the egg whites into the cheese mixture. Then gently fold in the remainder. (we want egg whites to keep mixture puffy).
-When the griddle is hot enough for water drops to sizzle, grease the griddle and drop 3 tbs. of batter for each pancake onto the griddle.
-Cook until a few bubbles start forming on the pancake, then gently flip. It should be golden brown.
-Cook until the bottom is golden and repeat process until all batter is used.
-Dust pancakes with powdered sugar and top with berries.
(If you heat the berries in a pan with a couple of tbs. of water and a tbs. of sugar, they will be warm, syrupy and delicious.)