August: Potlucks!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes

For those of you that know Melissa Frantz, I got this recipe from her. I hope she doesn't mind me sharing it with you. These are by far my favorite breakfast ever! And perfect for Valentine's Day. (I know, I'm a little late.)

Try these. You won't be sorry! (I usually double the pancake part because we eat so many)

Pancake Batter:

½ c milk
¼ c sugar
1 egg
2 TBSP unsalted melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ c small curd cottage cheese
1 tsp lemon zest minced

Whisk milk, sugar, eggs, butter and vanilla together in a large bowl. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl then add to the egg mixture until just incorporated.( it can be a little lumpy). Blend in cottage cheese and zest. Cook on the griddle on medium heat makes 8 pancakes

Candied Graham Crackers
Mix together:

4 TBSP unsalted butter (melted)
1 c graham crackers crushed (4-5 crackers)
2 TBSP sugar
½ t ground cinnamon
pinch of salt

Sweetened Sour Cream
Whisk together 1 cup sour cream and a ¼
cup powdered sugar, then chill.

Fresh Strawberry Sauce
4 c fresh strawberries in halves
¼ c sugar
¼ c water
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp orange zest minced

Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to boil reduce heat and simmer 7 minutes or until strawberries soften.

Layer pancakes, strawberries, sweet cream and crumbs for the most delicious breakfast ever!


The Douglas & Lydia Stewart Clan said...

Wow- that sounds really good!

Porter Family said...

I LOVE THESE!! Melissa is an awesome cook--why don't we have her on here??