The Ultimate Breakfast in Bed

The Ultimate Breakfast in Bed

Being served breakfast in bed is one of the most thoughtful gestures. If you’re looking for a way to show someone how much you care–like mom or a significant other– make them a unique dish they can enjoy from the comfort of bed. Ditch the bacon and scrambled eggs and try something new. Nothing stacks up to this Ricotta Pancake with Blackberry-Orange Syrup recipe. They’ll flip over these fresh, sweet, citrusy and scrumptious pancakes!

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 navel orange
  • 1 package frozen blackberries
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup of whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of ricotta
  • 1 tsp. honey

How to Make It:

  1. Cut away the peel and white pith of the orange. Working over a small saucepan to catch any juices, cut the segments from the connecting membrane, then squeeze the juices from the membrane into the pan. Cut the segments in half, place them in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Add the blackberries, cornstarch, and 2 tablespoons sugar to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until the sauce thickens to a syrupy consistency, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the maple syrup.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, salt, and remaining 1/2cup sugar. In a second large bowl, whisk together the milk, egg yolks, and 1/2 cup ricotta.
  4. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and whisk until fully incorporated. In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then gently fold into the batter.
  5. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Check the heat by sprinkling with water-when the water bubbles and evaporates immediately, pour 3 scant 1/4 cupfuls of batter into the skillet. Cook the pancakes until bubbles begin to burst around the edges and in the center, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a spatula, peek under the pancakes to check that they are golden brown, then carefully flip them.
  6. Cook the pancakes 1 minute more, checking to make sure the underside is golden brown. Transfer to a baking sheet, cover loosely with foil and keep warm in a low oven. Repeat with the remaining batter (if your pancakes stick, wipe the skillet with 1 teaspoon canola oil before cooking the next batch).
  7. In a small bowl, stir together the honey and remaining 1/2 cup ricotta. Serve the pancakes with the syrup, ricotta, and reserved orange segments.

Whether it's a special occasion or you want to treat someone to breakfast in bed just because, these yummy pancakes will start their day off on a happy note. Need help setting the scene? Don’t forget to check out our high-quality bedding to elevate any room. Shop now!