april showers bring may pancakes. that's how the saying goes, right? well, being just less than a week away from mother's day it sure does. If you're anything like me, you strive to make certain that your mom knows just how much you love and appreciate her on this one day (but let's be honest--it really should be every day!) i know my mom deserves the moon for all she does, and i only hope one day i can live up to the example she's set. so, without further adieu, here is a recipe that has been adapted from my own family recipe to include the most incredible addition of raspberry preserves thanks to the good folks at bonne maman, and is sure to knock mom's socks off next sunday.
Here's what you need:
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 cup ricotta
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 lemon juice + zest
- 1/2 jar bonne maman raspberry preserves
- fresh raspberries, if desired
Here's how to do it:
the best way to create perfectly fluffy no-lump pancakes is to be sure to sift your dry ingredients prior to mixing in with your wet ingredients (and the ricotta is like magic for fluffiness). sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and set aside. in a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, lemon juice and zest, ricotta, and milk. meanwhile, heat a flat griddle or pan to semi-medium heat. with your whisk handy, gradually add in the dry ingredients to the wet and whisk together until smooth and most lumps are out. working in batches, spray your pan (nobody likes pancakes stuck to the pan) and spoon desired portion onto griddle. watch for the bubbles in the batter, for when they pop, it's most likely time to flip. repeat for each set of pancakes.
bonne maman is an unbelievable brand with a product I've been proud to use for many years now. their preserves are not only made with the finest natural ingredients, they truly compliment and enhance any dish in which they are used. for the crowning achievement to this recipe, heat up their raspberry preserves in a microwave safe dish to thin consistency. pour over hot pancakes and top with fresh raspberries if desired. serve immediately with a great cup of coffee...and cheers to mom! (and you, for making her day).
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Looking for other great ways to both wow mom and use only a few ingredients? toast it. here's 5 awesome ways to jazz up your toast game with bonne maman preserves. cheers!