Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Recettes Secrètes: Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Weekend morning experimentation has lead me to many of my favorite recipes. Last Saturday's hangover lead me to this enjoyable rich brunch treat. I have yet to find a cottage cheese pancake recipe that beats my old roommates', but this is probably the closest I've come.

1 c. flour
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 beaten egg
1 c. milk
2 tbsp. oil (safflower)
1 c. cottage cheese
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Splash of orange juice

3 ripe plums, sliced
1 lemon, sliced into wheels
Pinch of nutmeg
3 tbsp. Apricot preserves
Powdered sugar

Start off making a batter like any other.. In a batter bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
In a med mixing bowl combine the egg, milk, oj and cooking oil. Add egg mixture to dry mixture, stir just til moistened. Fold in the cottage cheese.
For standard size pancakes, pour about 1/4 cup batter onto a hot greased griddle or cast iron skillet. Flip when the edges bubble and dry.
In a seperate skillet, heat a tbsp of butter and add the sliced plums and lemon. Sprinkle liberally with sugar, add the nutmeg and let simmer. After a minute or two stir in the apricot preserves. Once warm and carmelized, spoon onto the pancakes and sift powdered sugar to finish.

1 comment:

  1. This looks so delicious! Last time I made something similar was in pastry school. We used lemon and strawberries, but I would much prefer a plum compote!