Cottage Cheese Pancakes (Yes they sound weird, but they taste good).
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup of cottage cheese
3/4 cup of milk
zest of 1 lemon
3 large eggs, separated
4 tbsp of sugar, divided
canola oil for frying
Confectioners sugar for serving
Fill a large pot with about 2 inches of water and bring to a simmer. Place a dinner plate on top of the pot. Later on you will keep the pancakes warm by placing them on the plate over the pot.
Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.
Separate the eggs and set the yolks aside in a small bowl. Beat the whites in an electric mixer on high until foamy, gradually add 2 tbsp of the sugar and beat until the whites form stiff peaks. Whisk the remaining 2 tbsp of sugar into the egg yolks, whisk in the lemon zest and the milk.
Add the yolk mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Do not worry about a few lumps its important not to over mix.
Fold half the egg whites into the batter and then half of the cottage cheese, repeat. Make sure to fold gently, some streaks of egg white should remain.
Heat a skillet over medium high eat for 3 minutes. Add a tbsp of canola oil and make sure it coats the skillet. Fry the pancakes by 1/4 cup fulls for about 2 minutes per side. Flip the pancakes when large bubbles form on the surface and cook until browned on the other side. Transfer the cooked pancakes to the plate set over the pot of simmering water to keep warm.
Serve with sifted confectioners sugar.
Note: If you are giving this to dogs, definitely eliminate the sugar. Either cool a pancake and break into very small pieces as a treat or use some cooled pancake as a kibble topper.
|Ooooh they smell tasty!|
|Hoping some batter will land on the floor|
|Smiling for pancakes|
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