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Wood Fired Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Lemon Curd and Fresh Berries

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Prepare oven according to Mugnaini’s Low Roasting Environment, 450-550˚F


1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons baking powder

1 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg

½ teaspoon salt

¼ cup sugar

2 cups skim ricotta cheese

4 eggs

1 1/3 cups whole milk

2 lemons, zested and juiced

Butter, for skillet

Lemon Curd (recipe below)

Fresh berries (optional garnish)

Powdered sugar (optional garnish)

Lemon Curd

3 Eggs

1 Egg yolk

1 cup granulated sugar

1 stick of butter, cubed

1 tablespoon lemon zest

3 fl. ounces of lemon juice


Preheat your oven to a low roasting environment. Mix together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and sugar in one bowl and set aside.

In another bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, lemon juice, zest and cheese. Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and be careful not to over mix.

Place cast iron skillet into oven and preheat for about 5 minutes.

Brush the pan with butter. Each pancake should be about 1/3 cup of batter. Once the batter is in the skillet, place it back into oven until the sides are crispy and the center shows some bubbles (about 2 minutes). Flip pancake and finish cooking (about 1 minute).

Once pancakes are finished, drizzle with fresh lemon curd and finish with fresh berries and powdered sugar.

Lemon Curd

Yield: about 2 cups / Time: 30 minutes

Whisk all ingredients together in a medium size metal or glass bowl. Place bowl over a pot of simmering water and whisk the mixture as it cooks and thickens over the water. This will take about 15 to 20 minutes. Strain the curd through a fine mesh strainer and serve warm over pancakes.

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