Ricotta Hotcakes with Warm Spiced Apples

Ricotta Hotcakes with Warm Spiced Apples 

makes about 16 hot cakes

Ingredients:

Hot Cakes

1 cup all purpose flour or brown rice mix

2 teaspoons baking powder

salt

1 cup ricotta cheese

3/4 cup milk

4 eggs, separated

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extractcanola oil for griddle


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2 tablespoons Canola oil

2 apples, peeled and diced

1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup maple syrup

Method:

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.  Set asi

de.

 In a large bowl, mix ricotta cheese, milk, egg yolks and vanilla.

In a third bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer until foamy.  Fold these into batter.

Pour Canola oil on griddle over a medium flame and drop slightly smaller than a quarter cup of batter for each hot cake.  Cook until golden (1 – 2 minutes) and then flip over and cook for another minute.

Put oil into large skillet over medium flame.  Add apples and cook
 until golden and tender, about 5 minutes.  Do not cook until mushy.  Add remaining ingredients and cook for two additional minutes, stirring.
Pour over hot cakes and serve and ENJOY.
Yummy!
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Cinnamon Pancakes

My husband usually turns down pancakes for breakfast and happily has his cereal.  He surprised me, this time, when he heartily agreed to pancakes.  I am, always happy, when we have pancakes so there were two enthusiastic participants, awaiting breakfast.  I debated adding apples to this recipe.  What are apples without cinnamon, what is cinnamon without apples.  Actually cinnamon is just fine without the apples so I stuck to what I expected to be a plain pancake.

Actually, the cinnamon really enhanced the pancakes.  My husband ate them plain and I added a little syrup.  We both left the table, satisfied.

Cinnamon Pancakes (adapted from Taste of Home)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons  flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon Canola oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon  pure vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup (optional)

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • In another bowl, combine the egg, milk, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined.
  • In a lightly greased skillet, drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls; press lightly to flatten. Fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Serve with syrup. Yield: 2 servings.

Note:  I used a quarter cup until I found that by letting the batter run off a regular tablespoon, the pancakes were rounder.  I lived it up with a little butter with the maple syrup.

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Maple Glazed Salmon with Mango

I am a sucker for both salmon and maple so this had to be made.  I added the mango and this whole dish is deliciously scrumptious.

Maple Glazed Salmon  adapted from the Southern Cooking Bible by Paula Deen

Ingredients

2(6-ounce) salmon fillet

1/2 of a mango sliced thin

Marinade:

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce

1/4 teaspoon mustard powder

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

Place salmon filets in a resealable plastic bag. Combine marinade ingredients in a non-reactive bowl or measuring cup. Pour marinade over filets and refrigerate from 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Add mango.

Bake for 20 minutes.

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Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes —- Bon Appetit

Usually, I have a few sweet potatoes in the refrigerator and add them to various dishes as called for.  In my opinion, sweet potatoes add to almost any dish.  They balance the savory and tart flavors nicely.  I was making a chicken dish for dinner and was about to make rice as my side dish and out of the corner of my eye, I saw those favorite sweet potatoes.  The rice will wait for another dinner.  Rice does not go to waste, in this house, nor does quinoa.

Needless to say, these easy to make potatoes are delicious.

Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

adapted from Bon Appétit | November 2005

Ingredients

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1 tablespoon olive oil

2 sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2 inch chunks

seasoning of choice  (I keep seasoning blends such as Shwarma seasoning or Indian seasoning on hand)

1/8 cup pure maple syrup

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Spray 1 baking sheet with cooking oil.

 Place sweet potatoes chunks on baking sheet, spreading evenly. Spray with cooking oil.  Sprinkle with Curry seasoning Roast until almost tender, turning occasionally with metal spatula, about 35 minutes.

Drizzle maple syrup over sweet potatoes and toss to coat. Roast until sweet potatoes are tender and syrup is reduced to glaze and coats sweet potatoes, about 20 minutes.

This is so simple, it does not need to be written up but it is equally as good and is worth sharing.  This goes with almost any other food, fish, poultry, meat, salads, vegetarian and dairy.