Today, I turned 25. A quarter of a century. It feels scary. It happens, I guess.
There are things that I struggle to fully understand, like the passing of time, or the fact that people born in the same period have very many things in common. I keep thinking that I don’t believe in horoscopes, but maybe I should. What I was wishing for, was just a day off to have a cozy, lazy birthday breakfast, my favorite breakfast. Pancakes.I took a while blowing my candle, indecisive on what was my very first wish for the year to come –so many hopes and desires. I finally found one, a big one, because well, I don’t want to be modest, at least not today.
Anyway, to celebrate the day, rather than cake, I wanted a cozy, lazy birthday breakfast, my favorite breakfast. Pancakes, but Italian style, with lemons from Amalfi and the creamiest ricotta, and some wholesome spelt flour from Umbria. They were worth of a birthday celebration. And sorry, no pictures – I took the day off, so you’ll have to trust me on these. x
Spelt Ricotta Lemon Pancakes
In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, ricotta, milk and lemon zest. In a small bowl, mix flours, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and whisk to combine. Heat a non-stick frying pan and melt coconut oil. When hot, add 2 spoonfuls of the batter and fry on one side until bubbles form on the surface of the pancake. Flip with a spatula and fry for 15-20 seconds on the other side. Repeat until the batter is finished. Top with blackberries and maple syrup and serve immediately.