Miniature Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Stacks of these summery, silver dollar-sized pancakes are a decorative addition to your next Sunday brunch.

YIELDS

45 pancakes

INGREDIENTS

Lemon Curd

  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup Domino® Quick Dissolve Superfine Sugar (add more sugar if desired)
  • 1 cup lemon juice (decrease to 2/3 cup if too tart)
  • zest of one lemon, finely grated
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, finely chopped

Pancakes

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup Domino® Granulated Sugar
  • zest of one lemon, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • fresh raspberries
  • fresh blackberries
  • Domino® Confectioners Sugar
  • decorative picks

INSTRUCTIONS

Lemon Curd

Place a sieve over a clean bowl; set aside.

In the top of double boiler, whisk together egg yolks, whole egg and sugar until smooth. Whisk in lemon juice and lemon zest. Whisk in butter. Over medium heat, with water simmering, cook ingredients in top of double boiler until thick, stirring constantly, about 7 to 9 minutes. Do not boil.

Strain through sieve into bowl. Cover surface with plastic wrap to prevent a film from forming. Place in refrigerator and cool completely, about 2 hours.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups curd.

Pancakes

In a medium bowl, mix milk and lemon juice (milk will thicken); set aside.

In a separate bowl, stir together egg, ricotta cheese, granulated sugar, milk mixture and lemon zest. Add baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour; stir until incorporated into wet ingredients.

Dispense 1 tablespoon batter onto greased, heated griddle pan. Cook on low heat. When edges begin to look dry, about 30 seconds, flip mini pancakes over to finish cooking. Total cooking time per mini pancake is approximately 1 minute.

Place cooked pancakes on cookie sheet with piece of foil tented over the top.

Stack pancakes in stacks of 3 and top with 1/2 teaspoon lemon curd and fresh berries. Push decorative pick through berries and stack of pancakes. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.