Ombre Lemon and Poppy Seed Pancake Stack with Ricotta and Berries

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Serves 4
Prep Time 15 mins
Cooking 30 mins
Level medium


  • 260g Plain Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 4 tbsp Caster Sugar
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • Fresh 260ml Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • Pink and lilac food colouring
  • 3 tbsp Melted Butter
  • 250g Hanini Ricotta
  • 2 tbsp Icing Sugar
  • 1 Box Fresh Raspberries
  • 1 Box Fresh Blueberries
Place the ricotta, icing sugar and vanilla in a bowl and mix together until smooth. Place into the fridge to chill. For the pancakes, sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the salt, sugar. poppy seeds and lemon zest. Place milk, eggs and vanilla into a bowl and whisk together. Pour the liquids into the flour mixture along with three tablespoons of melted butter and whisk together until smooth. Heat a little extra butter in a small pan and fry 2 pancakes. Take a small amount of batter, adding in more pink and lilac colouring to the batter each time. When the pancakes are all cooked and cooled down, layer on a serving dish with the ricotta filling, decorate the top with the fresh berries and a dusting of the icing sugar. Original Recipe by Chef Manuel Aquilina 

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