FLUFFY RICOTTA PANCAKES WITH CARAMELISED BANANAS

{ THESE PANCAKES ARE GREAT SWEET OR SAVOURY, SO WHAT EVER YOUR TASTE BUDS, THESE WILL BE A WINNER. }

{ INGREDIENTS }

250g (9 oz) ricotta cheese (fresh from the deli is much better than a fridge tub)

125ml (1/2 cup) milk

2 large eggs, separated

100g ( 3/4 cup) self raising gluten-free flour, sifted

pinch of sea salt

60g (2. oz) butter, mixed with 1 tsp ground cinnamon (if doing sweet version)

5 bananas

3/4 cup caster sugar

250ml cream

250ml mascarpone cheese

{ METHOD }

Combine the ricotta, milk and egg yolks in a bowl and mix well. Fold in the flour, a pinch of salt and gently beat to make a smooth batter. In a separate clean bowl, beat the egg whites until you have soft peaks, then fold them into the ricotta mix. In a large, heavy-based frying pan, melt a heaped teaspoon of the cinnamon butter and when it begins to foam, add 2 tablespoons of batter to the pan to form each pancake, leaving a little space between each one. When you can see the bubbles breaking through the top surface of the pancake, turn them over. Once the pancakes are cooked and golden on both sides, transfer to warm a plate and cover with a tea towel to keep warm while you cook the remainder.

BANANAS:

Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a pan and fry 5 bananas on a medium to low heat so they cook right through. Add caster sugar to a saucepan over low heat, watching it carefully until it starts to melt and turn light brown. Add cream (watch for splattering) and stir quickly to combine and dissolve. This can burn quickly so take off the heat as soon as it has combined.

If it lumps just keep stirring it over heat until it combines. Pile two of the pancakes onto each plate. Top with a banana, caramel sauce and a dollop of mascarpone cheese.

{ Note } These pancakes are not sweetened so they could just as easily be the base of a savoury breakfast served with bacon and eggs or salmon and eggs.

Prep time: 10 MINUTES
Cook time: 15 MINUTES
Total time: 25 MINUTES
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