6.17.2012

Marion Cunningham's Lemon Pancakes


If you're looking for a refreshing summer weekend breakfast, look no farther. This recipe reminded me of Val and her slow Sundays. I love those recipes! Light as air, these pancakes puff up while cooking and then flatten out somewhat when you plate them. Such a tender mouthful when you bite into a stack and if you top with some fresh strawberries or raspberries (even better, fresh raspberry syrup), you'll have a breakfast or brunch to remember. Frankly, with that fabulous lemon flavor, I think they're marvelous plain, but if your family has a sweet tooth, you could always use syrup, or honey....as I did in the photo. I fold them in half and eat them almost as fast as I make them. 

Marion Cunningham's recipes are so good and this cookbook is a complete gem.

Bench note: Don't make the pancakes too big; it makes them difficult to turn in the pan. Three large tablespoons for each is perfect.


Lemon Pancakes

From The Breakfast Book by Marion Cunningham



Ingredients:
3 eggs, separated
1/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel

Method:
Separate the eggs and beat the whites until stiff peaks form.
In another bowl add egg yolks along with the remaining ingredients and with the same beaters you used for the whites, beat the mixture until well mixed.
Fold the egg whites carefully until you no longer see white streaks.
Heat a skillet or griddle and grease lightly. Use about 3 large tablespoons of batter for each pancake, no more. Cook slowly for a couple minutes, then turn and cook for another minute. Keep warm in a 250 oven while cooking the remaining pancakes. Makes about 12 three inch pancakes.



41 comments:

  1. Hi Barbara,

    Yum! what a delicious looking breakfast, with the lemon pancakes, they will be so good.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy new week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  2. Oh these look so good!! I'd bounce out of bed for these in the morning!
    Mary oxo

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  3. I think they sound so delish Barbara!!! I don't know why, but I would have never ever thought of lemon pancakes, so this was a treat to have this recipe.
    Have a wonderful week dear friend!
    hugs from here...

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  4. School's out tomorrow, and I'm planning on having a slow summer- These pancakes are surely going to be a part of it. :)

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  5. I love pancakes but mine never seem to be light and fluffy. I wonder if separating the eggs and beating them and folding them is the key? Hmmmm...yummy...

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  6. They look delicious, especially topped with fresh raspberries!

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  7. They look terribly tempting!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  8. I really do love ricotta in my pancakes Barbara and with seasonal fruits these sound perfect for a slow, magical Sunday.

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  9. These pancakes are the ultimate way to wake nup in the morning - how perfect :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  10. Lovely! The Baker would be very pleased to find these on a "slow" Sunday morning.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  11. I'm not a pancake fan, but I love the sound of this recipe Barbara. Nice photo also.

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  12. wow I am drooling at those pancakes. So soft, fluffy and delicious!

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  13. I am leaving inspired, apart from loving the pancakes, I have never made them with cottage cheese before.

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  14. Oh dear.....cottage cheese! LEMON? Well, these are a must try for my husband who LOVES pancakes! Thank you Barbara and I see below that must check out DAD'S PINEAPPLE SHERBERT...that is up my alley!

    Thank you so much for visiting and yes, your BREAD POST on Paris was a dream....how it brought back so many fine memories for me my dear. Enjoy your day!! Anita

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  15. Oh Barbara, that was a great story about how your father would go out to get the ice from the lake! LOOKING at your recipe here is giving me some ideas for a great dessert for guests this week. It is HUMID OUT HERE and we will need something nice and cool.

    Do you know that the house I lived in in Los Angeles, an old Spanish cottage, had an ICE BOX with a little door where the ICE MAN would come to deliver a chunk of ice.....my mother used that as an ICE BOX and I seem to remember it and the ice man coming with his huge metal tool to haul the ice into it.....wow, how food can bring back so many memories....

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  16. lovely pancakes always enjoy these on weekends :-) doing well thanks hope things are good there hugs

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  17. lovely pancakes always enjoy these on weekends :-) doing well thanks hope things are good there hugs

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  18. I love lemon pancakes - something about the addition of a little cheese and lemon makes them so tender and light. Haven't made pancakes in some time, but would be perfect for a lazy summer weekend.

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  19. You do know that you had me at "lemon," don't you? My favorite things are things lemon.

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  20. oh I remember when she made those!
    i've never had lemon in pancakes.
    i must try this!
    thank you for all your wonderful comments Barb--I love each and every single one
    <3

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  21. How refreshing! But the Knight won't eat lemon anything. Sigh.

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  22. Lemon pancakes sound delicious. I bet my family would enjoy this on a Sunday morning.

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  23. I have not thought of lemon pancakes and it is so logical. Shame on me. Must change the situation.

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  24. Tes crêpes sont délicieuses.
    J'en mangerai avec plaisir.
    A bientôt

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  25. Ohh, these look fabulous. I've always used ricotta and never cottage cheese and will definitely have to try this =D

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  26. Delicate Lemon Pancakes. Gee I sure wish I had a little nibble:) We ate pancakes out this morning and they were just terrible!

    Thank you so much for sharing Barbara and, so glad you will be joining us for the Picnic Game. The letter B is indeed yours!

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  27. Ooooooh my. This, and the peach melbas....Must-Tries! Keep 'em coming!

    Happy eats! xoxo

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  28. Oh these pancakes look delicious-I was so surprised to see that the recipe uses cottage cheese. Can't wait to make them!

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  29. Your pancakes look delicious and that lemon has to really amp up the flavor. Thanks for the recipe, Barbara!

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  30. I love the addition of cottage cheese,Barbara!absolutely love anything cooked with lemon, it makes everything so aromatic, you always have delicious food on your table. It’s a shame we are not neighbors.

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  31. Oh, wow, these sound wonderful! I can't wait to try them. I have a thing for anything lemon. :)

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  32. I bet the cottage cheese makes these so tender, too. Plus, think of all the added calcium. It's so good for me that I think I'd need two stacks of pancakes. That's what I'm telling myself anyway. ;)

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  33. They look so wonderfully light! How I'd love to be woken with a stack of these one morning! Shall start hinting to the husband ;)

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  34. nice use for cottage cheese! these'd be grand with some fresh strawberries too. :)

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  35. This pile of pancakes makes me want breakfast for lunch Barbara!

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  36. holy cow those look amazing!! i could definitely go for one of those right. now. :) thanks for sharing!

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  37. You have convinced me to give these a try. They look scrumptious and those ingredients guarantee they will be something special. I hope all is well. Blessings...Mary

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  38. They look so tender! I agree about the raspberry sauce, I think it would be a perfect compliment.

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  39. Pllease check out my latest post about the blogger award. I have nominated you!

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  40. Mmm, these sound perfect! Great for when it's too warm for something heavy but you're still craving brunch fare.

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