Orange Ricotta Pancakes with Fig and Pistachio Compote*

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Orange Ricotta Pancakes with Fig and Pistachio Compote*
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Ingredients
  1. Pancakes:
  2. 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  3. 2 tablespoons sugar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  5. pinch salt
  6. 1 cup fresh ricotta cheese
  7. 3/4 cup whole milk
  8. 3 eggs, separated
  9. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. zest of 1 orange
  11. Fig and Pistachio Compote:
  12. 12 ounces fresh or dried figs, quartered
  13. 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  14. 1/4 cup honey
  15. 1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  16. 1/2 cup pistachios
  17. powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. My favorite thing in the world is to wake up on the weekend (not too early of course), make a fresh pot of coffee, and make a kick ass breakfast. Well my friends, this is a kick ass breakfast. I'm talking about flavor explosion. These pancakes are so light and fluffy, yet decadent and flavorful at the same time. Pair those with a rich fig compote... heaven! The first thing you want to do is make the pancake batter. In a bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl mix together the ricotta, milk, egg yolks, vanilla, and orange zest. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix lightly just to combine. In another bowl with an electric mixer beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold the egg whites into the batter with a spatula. Heat up a griddle pan or a large saute pan over medium high heat and spray with non stick cooking spray. Ladle the batter onto the griddle and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes. Flip the pancake when you see it getting golden brown and let it cook on the other side. In another pan over high heat add the butter, brown sugar, honey, figs, and pistachios. Cook for about 2 minutes stirring frequently. Spoon the delicious compote on the pancakes, dust with a little powdered sugar, and you're done! Now THAT's what I call a breakfast.
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Orange Ricotta Pancakes with Fig and Pistachio Compote*

8 Comments

  1. Dirk
    DirkReply
    March 6, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Looks delish, Blakely!

  2. Terry
    TerryReply
    February 9, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    I always look forward to your recipes…but I have a guestion for you. What has inspired you to make a website for cooking? where do you get all your recipes from?

  3. skabibble
    skabibbleReply
    February 9, 2013 at 7:52 am

    You are so gorgeous as always.. Thanks for this! Bimbos? Please, …you are the definition of High Class All The Way!! ThankYou so much much for the recipes!

  4. tessam254
    tessam254Reply
    February 9, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Looks so good! I would love to try them!

  5. GamingBeef
    GamingBeefReply
    February 9, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Looks good

  6. Danielle Shields
    Danielle ShieldsReply
    February 9, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Ohhhhhhhh ya

  7. Jennifer Davis-Fox
    Jennifer Davis-FoxReply
    February 9, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Oh my goodness you’re killin me haha….. I’m already wondering how to make this sugar free 🙁

  8. Stephanie Dennis
    Stephanie DennisReply
    February 9, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Yes, please!

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