The husbo & I woke up this morning and – despite having a heavy dinner last night – we started talking about brekkie/ brunch plans. As usual, I wanted pancakes. He was onboard. Ok, so now for the great debate: do we stay in and make them… or do we go to the Diner? I was about to vote the super lazy route, and then I remembered I had this bomb recipe for lemon ricotta pancakes from a Hello Fresh box we once received.
Score. We were staying in.
I was even more excited because I knew we already had ricotta and lemons in the fridge. The recipe calls for a bunch of things, including baking powder, which I knew I had too. Double score.
So then I go a’searching for the rest of the ingredients…
Eggs? In the fridge.
Flour? Found it in the pantry!
Ok, baking powder? I looked in the pantry, and it wasn’t there. I looked in the spice drawer – nope, not there. Fridge, maybe? Nada.
At this point I’m thinking, ok I know I have baking powder somewhere. It has a blue cap, and it’s in a white container. I looked everywhere, and I couldn’t find the damn baking powder. Wtf.
In my rage (which, really, was not rage, just low key annoyance) I thought I let my sister borrow it and she never returned it! Grrr. Then I realized why would that ever be the case? Ok, fine. That’s not it. Where the hell was it? I debated going over to the neighbors (in my pjs and crazy bed hair) to ask if I could borrow some from them. I was that desperate to make these pancakes!
Eventually, I gave up. Whatever. I’ll improvise. That’s when I noticed we literally had just one cup of ready made pancake mix left – yay last cup! Thank god. I added the ricotta, lemon zest, lemon juice, nutmeg (and threw in some cinnamon because why not?) and boom: lemon ricotta pancake mix.
Boy, were these pancakes GOOD.
This was only the second time I’ve made this recipe, and I’ve decided that next time I would:
- add a lot more lemon juice – maybe like a whole lemon or something – the citrus was really, quite subtle
- add more nutmeg, too – maybe 2x what the recipe calls for
- garnish with whipped mascarpone (fat kid alert!) & lemon zest
When you guys make these babies, let me know how they turned out/ what you might have done differently.