Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Why This Recipe Works
Light, fluffy ricotta pancakes are more sophisticated than traditional pancakes, making them perfect for special occasions, but you have to get the balance of cheese and structure just right or your pancakes will fall flat. We compensate for the extra weight of the ricotta by doubling the amount of egg whites and whipping them for added lightness. To ensure maximum lift, we add plenty of lemon juice and baking soda, which combine to produce carbon dioxide that super-inflates the egg foam. Warm fruit compotes provide the perfect finishing touch.