I love blueberry pancakes for breakfast, and if you add ricotta to the batter you’ll get a much richer, fluffier and not as sweet result. This is perfect when you drizzle over maple syrup or honey. A dollop of Greek style yoghurt gives it creaminess and makes it even more breakfast like. I mean, we need to indulge every now and again.
I used my Breville 800 Class Mixer, which whips up the batter in minutes. You could make these on a busy week day morning too. The Breville non-stick electric frying pan is like a restaurant flat top and thus THE perfect appliance to make pancakes. I made 4 decent sized ones at a time. I thought it was the ultimate appliance for making paella (which it is) – but now I think its ability to cook up perfect pancakes makes it worth buying for that reason alone. I still need to give it a whirl to make fried eggs in bulk, or just a big breakfast in general. I know its going to rock at that.
Orange and blueberry are delicious flavour partners so I added the zest of one to the mix.
Makes 10 – 12 decent sized pancakes
- 3 large free-range eggs, separated
- 1½ cups flour
- 1½t baking powder
- 1 cup buttermilk
- ½ cup milk
- zest of an orange
- 150g – 200g ricotta
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- butter from frying
Whisk the egg whites in the Breville stand mixer until they form stiff peaks and set aside in another bowl.
Place all the remaining ingredients, except the ricotta and butter, into the same bowl you whisked the whites and mix briefly to form a batter. Gently stir the ricotta until it is incorporated. Add the beaten egg whites and fold this through the batter. Add the blueberries and fold these in.
Heat The Breville nonstick electric frying pan and add a knob of butter.
Drop generous dollops of batter into the pan (depending on the size you want to make. I find about a third of a cup makes a decent size pancake. Turn them
as the surface starts to bubble. Drain on kitchen paper.
Serve immediately with a drizzle of syrup or honey and a dollop of Greek-style full fat yoghurt and few extra fresh berries on the side.
* Disclaimer * This post has been sponsored by Breville South Africa. I am working on a few projects with their marketing team, including developing recipes using these amazing appliances. Breville appliances are exclusively available at @Home nationwide.
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