Sunday, 21 December 2014

ORANGE & RICOTTA SPICE PANCAKES



Can't believe it's Christmas week! - decorations up, cards sent & presents wrapped, mince pies made - so I'm feeling quite smug........until the moment comes when I realise i've forgotten someone's present or forgotten to book the Ocado delivery or some other minor disaster........
For regular rabbit foodies you'll have seen numerous pics of Kanga, my black fluffy cat - however I do actually have another cat -"Roo". he's very shy & not keen on any form of social media - but just cos its Christmas he has decided to break the habit of a lifetime & make an appearance.


Anyway, I'm really excited to share this recipe with you because these are just so easy & delicious and make the perfect breakfast over the holidays when you have a bit more time. - this is what we'll be having for breakfast at Christmas. enjoy!

served 2

100ml freshly squeezed orange juice
2 teaspoons finely zested orange peel from an organic orange
1 egg
75g gluten free plain flour mix or rice flour
1 teaspoon mixed spice
100g ricotta cheese
1 dessertspoon light olive oil

break  the egg into a bowl and beat together with the ricotta cheese. add in the orange juice and light olive oil . when you have a smooth mix, whisk in the flour until your pancake batter is smooth and lump free! then stir in the orange zest.

Grease your frying pan with a little light olive oil (or coconut oil or butter)

pour in a large spoonful of the mix to make your pancake shape
cook over a medium heat for about a minute. The mixture will start to bubble on the top when it's ready to flip it over and do the other side - again for a bout a minute.
Repeat the above steps until all the pancake mix is used up. (You may need to add some more oil to the pan after you've made a few pancakes - if you notice they are sticking a bit)
It may just be me, but I find that as I go on, as the pan gets hotter, the pancakes take less and less time to cook, so you may want to turn the heat down a little and flip them over a bit sooner!
If you flip one over and it's not lightly golden brown, then just flip it back for a bit longer on that side

these are yummy enough to eat on their own,


or with a little extra orange juice squeezed over, but (at the top of the page) I sandwiched them together with a little extra ricotta (mixed with orange juice) and some frozen berries dusted with some icing sugar.


I hope you all have a brilliant Christmas!! see you on the other side!
 
 

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