Fabulous Fairholme Breakfasts and Brunches
With Easter and Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start planning the perfect brunch!
Fabulous Fairholme Breakfasts and Brunches, by Sylvia Main, is a 142-page collection of delicious recipes inspired by our award-winning bed and breakfast. The cookbook is published by Whitecap Books and is available at most bookstores in Greater Victoria (and the rest of Canada), or through our online order form. The recipes are simple and elegant, and many can be made the night before.
Our Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are especially popular, with many guests phoning ahead to make sure we’ll be serving them during their stay. This tasty dish was featured on Global TV and in the Vancouver Sun.
Tips: This soufflé style pancake will melt in your mouth. Flip only once and don’t flatten the pancake after flipping.
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
* 5 eggs separated
* zest 1 large lemon or orange
* 1 cup milk
* 1 & 3/4 cups ricotta cheese
* 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
* 2 & 1/2 baking powder
* 12 cup sugar
* dash salt
* maple syrup and/or crème fraiche
Preheat griddle or skillet on medium heat.
Mix the egg yolks. Sift and mix the dry ingredients and combine with egg yolks, lemon or orange zest, milk and ricotta cheese.
Beat the egg whites until stiff. Gently fold into the egg-ricotta batter. Lightly oil griddle and pour a pancake-sized amount onto griddle with a ½ cup measuring scoop. Cook until bubbles form. Flip and cook other side until golden.
Serve with warm maple syrup and/or crème fraiche.