There is always an excuse for having an addiction of naughty foods. Bad hair day, bad week, chipped nail and the list just goes on. But in all fairness, I did have a really rough week. I deserve pancakes. And not just any plain pancakes. Pancakes that will make me shout “Life is good. Life is fair!”And also, there is the reason that I owe Mister some pancakes. He had been hanging out for it the whole week but despite my circumstances, everything just seem to happen together and to be honest, I had no mood to cook.
I was determined to make something decent on the weekend for my sanity and Mister. This is embarrassing but the first time I had ricotta pancakes were at Bill’s in Sydney. It was light, fluffy and topped with honeycomb butter. It was fantastic. After that, I always wanted to make those fluffy pancakes at home but never got round to. There is always something else that I want to try. So finally, I get to make these.
I happen to have some beautiful Heidi Farm Raclette and it needs to be used before we leave for our holidays. It has a nice nutty and creamy flavour. It melts really well. It was the champion in semi-hard class at the 2011 Australian Grand Dairy Awards (AGDA). Just a really lovely cheese to have around. And can be used instead of Parmesan in my opinion.
- 100g of plain flour
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1tsp of baking powder
- 1tbsp of brown sugar
- 200g of fresh ricotta
- 100g of raclette cheese
- 125ml of milk
- 4 slices of bacon
- pinch of salt
- 4 round of black pepper
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a bowl
- Combine ricotta, grated Raclette cheese, milk, egg yolks, and ground black pepper in a separate bowl
- Beat the egg whites until stiff. Add the dry ingredients to the cheese and milk mixture, stirring gently until just combined. Whisk in a small amount of the egg whites to lighten the batter, then fold in the remaining whites
- Add some butter to a medium heated pan. Pour the batter and cook pancakes for about 3 or 4 minutes, then flip, cooking until both sides are golden brown
- Cook the bacon until crispy and then put everything together. Just top with maple syrup, crispy bacon and serve warm