Baked Ricotta Pancake

This baked ricotta pancake is a reminder of Sicily. It really is easy to make at home and should be served warm. I made one to serve with sweet caramelized apples and another to go with dried figs cooked in red wine. Both were excellent.

Baked Ricotta Pancake With Sweet Caramelized Apples
Baked Ricotta Pancake With Sweet Caramelized Apples
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I have always been a little bit of a germaphobe. Not in the obsessive sort of way but certainly in a sense of sanitising. Other than the normal handwashing regime I make sure to wash my hands after touching banknotes. Money is not clean and years ago a customer of mine contracted TB from licking his thumb to count the cash he had been given. It is not often that I pay with cash but if I do then I use a wet wipe on my hands straight away. And if for any reason I have to use an ATM I clean my hands afterwards. I once read somewhere that ATM’s and escalators have the highest germ count. If I could avoid going on an escalator I would. But because I have a genuine fear of falling when on them.

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But they cannot be avoided and I need to hold on when going up. It is for this very reason that I keep a small pack of wet wipes in my handbag. I also keep a small bottle of sanitising spray. It has 50% alcohol and I use this mostly in public bathrooms. As I cannot avoid using them I tend to spray the door handle and the toilet flush mechanism before I touch them. Sanitising wipes have also been provided in South Africa for years in supermarkets to wipe down our trolleys. This is a habit I have extended to all the shopping we do. And after coming home from the shops I have always washed my hands. And it is not that I think these habits have served me well. All I am doing is washing for longer, and using 70% alcohol wipes where necessary.

Baked Ricotta Pancake With Figs And Matcha Ice Cream
Baked Ricotta Pancake With Figs And Matcha Ice Cream

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Baked Ricotta Pancake

Makes enough for: 2 people
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For the ricotta

  • 240 mls milk (you can use UHT milk)
  • 120 mls cream (you can use UHT cream)
  • 2.5 mls salt
  • 30 mls lemon juice

For the baked ricotta pancake

  • 125 g ricotta (use store bought if you don't want to make your own)
  • 100 mls milk
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 lemon, zest only
  • 60 g fructose
  • 60 g flour
  • 2.5 mls baking powder
  • 30 g salted butter
  • caramalized apples to serve


For the ricotta

  • Place the milk, cream and salt into a saucepan and bring to the boil
  • Immediately remove from the heat, add the lemon juice and stir gently until it starts to curdle
  • Leave to cool
  • Line a sieve with a double layer of muslin and set over a bowl
  • Pour the curdled milk into the muslin and place in the fridge for 20 minutes

For the baked ricotta pancake

  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • Place the ricotta and milk into a large mixing bowl
  • Add the egg yolks, lemon zest and fructose and whisk until combined
  • Add the flour and baking powder and whisk until combined
  • Place the egg whites into a mixing bowl and whisk till still peaks form
  • Gently fold into the batter, without knocking out the air
  • Place the butter into an oven proof and microwave proof pie dish
  • Melt the butter in the microwave until frothing *
  • Swirl the butter over the bottom of the pie dish to distribute it
  • Gently pour the batter into the dish and place into the oven
  • Bake for 25 minutes then remove from the oven
  • Tip out onto a serving board and top with caramalized apples


* if your dish can be used on the stove top then do this on the stove if you don't want to use a microwave.
Drizzle with honey if not serving with caramelized apples.
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10 thoughts on “Baked Ricotta Pancake

  1. you were ahead of your time with the sanitizing. and I agree that money is dirty. Other than leaving a tip, I can’t remember the last time I used money for something…

  2. This sounds delicious, Tandy. I have never really used hand sanitizer as it makes my hands peel and itch. I am currently using gloves and hand sanitizer only when absolutely necessary.

    1. We do an alcohol free sanitiser which should be good for you. And I don’t use gloves, but my own sanitiser when going out.

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