Sunday, 13 January 2013

Ricotta Pancakes with Fig and Honey

This is a recipe I tried out quite some time back but it turned out very good and I have been meaning to post it since then. I got this recipe from a copy of the Good Food magazine and this was the first time I used ricotta cheese. I think you can easily get the same results with soft paneer instead. Here goes the recipe...


250 gms ricotta cheese or fresh soft paneer,
100 ml milk,
 75 grams refined flour,
½ tsp baking powder,
2 eggs yolks,
1 tbsp castor sugar,
A few drops of vanilla extract,
4 quartered ripe figs,
Honey for drizzling,
Butter as required for frying the pancakes,
2 egg whites whisked to stiff peaks


Blend the ricotta cheese or paneer with the milk, flour, baking powder, egg yolks, castor sugar and vanilla extract until it makes a smooth batter. Gently fold in the egg whites.

Melt a little butter in a non-stick pan, drop spoonfuls of batter and cook a batch of 4 pancakes at one time. Flip them over when it is golden brown on one side. Cook till the other side is also done. Drizzle this with honey and serve this with the figs.