Light and fluffy ricotta pancakes stuffed with chocolate chips and topped with a simple strawberry sauce. These pancakes are addictive!
Ricotta cheese is so much more than a lasagna filling. Its creamy texture and mild flavor make it perfect in baking. Throw in some chocolate and strawberry and we have the perfect breakfast.
These almost didn’t happen. Have you ever had to stop in an unfamiliar grocery store? We found ourselves doing so on the way back from a 3 day weekend. Now, I have several children who at this point should be capable of fetching items for our basket. Even at a new store. Because you know, they put in those nifty signs and stuff. One such child was sent off to find the cheese. Some time later, returning in a huff, announced they do not sell ricotta or mozzarella at this store. at all. anywhere.
At my insistence, another attempt was made with much eye rolling. As evidenced by this post, the required items were found. Can you believe they put them in the dairy case? And so the rest of that trip went. Suffices to say we will be eating lots of ricotta, because they hid everything in that store.
But that is okay because we can eat lots of these pancakes! Ricotta creates the fluffiest pancakes! The batter will not spread at all when cooking. Using a spoon, I gently spread the batter out on the griddle into a circle. Otherwise the pancakes will be so puffy and take so long to cook in the middle that the outside will be overdone….