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Cheesecake Pancakes

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(NC) - If you're a die-hard strawberry fan, you've probably tried every recipe you could get your hands on. If this is the season to add a new dish to your repertoire, look no further than this brunch-inspired dish from Imperial Margarine (www.homebasics.ca).

Cheesecake Pancakes with Fresh Strawberry Sauce
Easy to make, this recipe brings to life the sweet, juicy goodness of one of nature's most divine treats.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fine ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp Imperial Margarine, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, washed and hulled, diced into small cubes
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp honey

Directions:

Mix together the ricotta cheese, yogurt, eggs, lemon rind, vanilla, sugar and melted margarine.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the cheese mixture and stir until just combined. Heat a griddle on medium heat.

When the griddle is hot, spray the surface with a non-stick cooking spray and spoon out 3 tablespoons of batter for each pancake. Spread the batter into 3-inch circles and cook until both sides are golden brown.

For the strawberry sauce, combine the strawberries, lemon juice and honey. Serve sauce on top of the pancakes.

Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings


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