Monday, May 18, 2009

Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes


We were watching Diner, Drive-ins and Dives and they made a Lemon-Ricotta pancake. It looked so good we searched and found this recipe which is very close to that recipe. It is the most tender and soft pancake we have ever had. It should be added to your collection of pancake recipes.

Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes

Ingredients:

3/4 cup unbleached flour
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 tbsp. white sugar
2 large eggs, separated
2/3 cup milk
Grated peel of one lemon
Juice of one lemon
Butter for griddle

Directions:

Separate eggs. Whip the egg whites until soft peaks.

In large bowl, combine all the ingredients and blend with whisk, do not over mix. Then fold in egg whites until just mixed.

Heat griddle. Lightly grease with butter. Pour batter onto griddle cook until batter bubbles or until pancake is golden brown.

Serve warm with butter and maple syrup.




Monday, May 11, 2009

Cherry Bread


This Cherry Bread recipe comes from the Protestant Ladies Chapel Guild RCAF Station La Macaza, Quebec. My step brother was in the air force and gave me this cookbook one Christmas. It was produced by the wives on the base. It has so many good recipes in it. Over time I will post them for all of you to enjoy as well.
This is the only cherry bread recipe I use. Today, however, I add coconut and milk chocolate chips to it. It was a great addition to the recipe. Everyone that tried it really like it.


Cherry Bread

Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar(I used dark as that is what I had today)
1 egg
2 cups unbleached flour
2 tsp. baking powder
pinch salt
1/4 cup chopped nuts(I did not use)
1/4 cup coconut
1/4 cup chocolate chips(use whatever kind you like)
small bottle marachino cherries(I used about 1/2 cup cherries, cut in half)
1/4 cup liquid from cherries and add rest of the cup in milk


Directions:

Cream butter and sugar until blended. Add egg and mixture until combined. Sift flour and baking powder and salt. Add liquid and dry ingredients alternately. Stir in cherries, (if you choose to add coconut and chocolate chips add them here as well)
Bake in greased baking pan for 1 hour at 350ยบ. Done when tooth pick comes out clean.






We have new visitors to our bird feeder. A pair of Red-Breasted Grosbeaks. This morning the male was in my bird bath. The camera was not close at hand...sigh.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Click Cookies


This month Jugalbandi is hosting Click cookies. I entered Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chunks, Cherries and Pecan cookie photo.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sharon's Cheese Cake


This recipe for a Cherry Cheese Cake came from a friend of mine. It is not a cooked cheese cake. I love it. You can put whatever fruit you like on top. I like the cherry the best.

Sharon's Cheese Cake

Base:

1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup sugar

Mix all ingredients together. Reserve about 1/4 cup to sprinkle on top. With the remaining press into 9 X 13 baking pan. Set aside.

Filling:

1 large cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 pkg. dream whip, made according to directions
(I use cool whip small container or about 1/2 a large one.)
I can cherry pie fill

Directions:

Cream 1/4 cup sugar and cream cheese together until smooth. If you use dream whip, prepare as directed and fold into cream cheese mixture. With the cool whip you also will fold into cheese mixture. I have made it both ways and like both. Then top with cherry pie fill and sprinkle with reserved crumb crust. Set in frig to chill and serve. This is a very nice summer dessert.


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