These pancakes are to die for. Credit goes to The Looney Spoons Cookbook by Janet and Greta Podleski. I hope you try them.
Make the Berry Compote, recipe below and keep warm then start the pancakes.
1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup of oat bran
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/3 cup milk
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tbsp. melted butter
2 tsp. lemon zest
1 tsp. vanilla.
Preheat your griddle or frying pan to medium high.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a medium bowl combine the wet ingredients. Add wet to dry ..pancake batter is very thick and will puff up, as the baking soda/powder reacts to the lemon juice. Immediately spoon onto lightly greased griddle. Approximately 1/3 cup per pancake. Gently spread the batter to about a 4 inch circle. Cook about 1.5 minutes per side.
Serve with a warm raspberry/blueberry compote.
Mixed Berry Compote:
1 cup each frozen blueberries and raspberries
¼ cup water
2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice.
1 ½ tsp. cornstarch
Combine water and berries in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Combine lemon juice and cornstarch in a little dish and stir to dissolve cornstarch. Add to boiling fruit and reduce heat and simmer for 2 more minutes stirring occasionally. Keep warm while you make the pancakes.