31 August 2009

Hot Cakes!

I woke up this morning with a craving for one of my favorite breakfast indulgences. Lemon Ricotta Hot Cakes. This delicious creation is a specialty of the house at the Four Seasons Hotel New York. The Lemon Ricotta Hot Cakes are ultra light, rich, fluffy rounds that don't demand syrup. They're best served with just a dusting of powdered sugar and a handful of berries. The fluffiness of this refined pancake comes from whipped egg whites folded into the batter, a technique that is often used in waffles, but rarely for pancakes. Whites add an airy lightness and creamy ricotta and egg yolks turn the batter rich and thick. The hot cakes are so tender they practically melt in your mouth. www.fourseasons.com