Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Syrup & Crème
plus a Spinach-Orange Salad
Some special someone in your life got a sweet tooth? Try this delicious brunch-inspired meal on them. Start with decadent lemon ricotta pancakes and a dollop of zesty crème fraîche. Next, you’ll serve up a lovely spinach salad with oranges and creamy feta on the side. Whether you break out the special plates or enjoy brunch in your PJs, we guarantee your boo or bae will be feeling the love.
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(Contains Tree Nuts)
Honey Dijon Dressing
(Contains Eggs, Milk, Wheat)
(Contains Tree Nuts)
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• Optional: Adjust rack to middle position and preheat oven to 200 degrees for warming pancakes later on. Wash and dry produce. • Zest and quarter lemon. Zest orange until you have 1 tsp (2 tsp for 4 servings); then peel orange, removing as much white pith as possible. Thinly slice peeled orange crosswise into rounds. • Place 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4) in a small, microwave-safe bowl; microwave until melted, 30 seconds. Set aside ½ packet crème fraîche (1 packet for 4). (You'll use the melted butter and reserved crème fraîche for the pancake batter in Step 5.)
• In a second small bowl, combine remaining crème fraîche, ½ tsp sugar (1 tsp for 4 servings), ¼ tsp lemon zest (½ tsp for 4), a squeeze of lemon juice, and a pinch of salt to taste. • Heat a medium, dry pan over medium-high heat. Add almonds and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly toasted, 2-4 minutes. • Turn off heat; transfer almonds to a plate to cool. Wipe out pan.
• Heat pan used for almonds over medium-high heat. Add jam and maple syrup. Cook until bubbling, 1-2 minutes. • Turn off heat; stir in 1½ TBSP solid butter (3 TBSP for 4 servings) until melted. Add a couple squeezes of lemon juice (save at least 1 wedge for pancake batter) and a big pinch of salt. Set aside.
• In a large bowl, combine honey Dijon dressing with orange zest to taste. Add spinach, half the sliced orange, half the feta, and half the toasted almonds. Toss until well combined; season with salt and pepper to taste. • Transfer salad to a serving platter. Sprinkle with remaining sliced orange, feta, and almonds.
• In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs*, melted butter, reserved crème fraîche, half the milk, half the ricotta, ½ tsp lemon zest, and juice from 1 lemon wedge. (For 4 servings, use all the milk, all the ricotta, and 1 tsp lemon zest.) • In a second large bowl, combine 1½ packets tempura batter mix (all 3 packets for 4), 2 TBSP sugar (4 TBSP for 4), and ¼ tsp salt (½ tsp for 4). Whisk in milk mixture until just combined.
• Heat a drizzle of oil in a large, preferably nonstick, pan over medium heat. (TIP: Use butter instead of oil if desired.) Add a few ¼-cup scoops of batter to pan. Once bubbles form on tops of pancakes (about 1-2 minutes), flip and cook until golden, 30-60 seconds more. (TIP: Lower heat if pancakes begin to brown too quickly.) Transfer to a plate. (If you want to keep your pancakes nice and warm, transfer to a baking sheet as you make them; place in preheated oven until ready to serve.) • Repeat process with remaining batter, adding more oil between batches if necessary. TIP: For quicker cooking, use 2 nonstick pans, or a griddle if you have one.
• Warm syrup over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes. • Divide pancakes between plates; top with syrup, walnuts, and a dollop of lemony crème fraîche. (Alternatively, set up a toppings bar: Serve the syrup, walnuts, and crème fraîche in individual bowls and let everyone assemble as they please. For pickier eaters, serve pancakes with butter or simply sprinkle with powdered sugar.) Serve spinach salad on the side.
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