Saturday, April 12, 2008

Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes

I bought the most wonderful strawberries at the Farmer's Market this morning. I made these pancakes yesterday with storebought strawberries. Last Saturday I was in Mexico getting my stitches removed so I missed out getting my super fresh produce at the Farmer's Market. The pancakes were super yummy but I'm sure they would be unbelievable with little gems I bought today. I may have to make these again tonight for dessert or maybe for Sunday morning breakfast.

Shelly's Strawberry Cheesecake Cottage Cheese Pancakes

1/2 cup Cottage Cheese (I use pre-mixed cottage cheese with pineapple)
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons Whole Wheat Flour (I use Arrowhead Mills Multigrain Pancake Mix)
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Cheesecake Pudding Mix, dry
4 Red Ripe Strawberries, Sliced
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Strawberry Jam (I used Smucker's Simply Fruit), warmed

Whiz in mini food processor. Spray pan with non-stick spray. Cook on low till bubbles appear, press a slice of strawberry into each pancake, flip. Cook till done. Serve each pancake with a drizzle of SF Strawberry Jam that has been warmed for 30 seconds in the microwave. Makes 4 small pancakes (pictured) or 8 silver dollar size.

These are very tender pancakes so smaller is better for flipping. They won't get any style points but they taste yummy.

Not into strawberries? Try one of my other pancake variations (including a savory pancake):

Shelly's Cottage Cheese Lemon Pancakes with Orange Marmalade
Shelly's Leprechaun Pancakes
Shelly's Banana Cottage Cheese Pancakes with Sliced Strawberries
Shelly's Potato-less Potato Pancakes (savory)
Shelly's Blueberry Pineapple Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Shelly's Chocolate Monkey Pancakes
Shelly's White Chocolate Raspberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Shelly's Caramel Apple Cottage Cheese Pancakes

It was a beautiful morning for the market. I picked up a few heirloom tomato plants, onions, garlic, zucchini, raspberries, blueberries, the awesome strawberries and a loaf of Austrian fruit bread for my Mum. If you click on the Farmer's Market link in this post you can search by zip code for a FM in your area. I highly recommend it. You'd be amazed at the difference in taste.

So the plan was to do some planting today but the wind is really kicking up and I feel like crap so I'll procrastinate that till tomorrow and today will be spent curled up with a heating pad catching up on my 3 taped episodes of "The Hills" (my guilty pleasure.)

Of course the day wouldn't be complete without a little fun in the kitchen. I'm making a batch of my Crab Stuffed Mushrooms for dinner. Yum. Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Cookie Googleman said...

I am looking forward to trying the variety of pancake recipes here. I also have a drawer full of SF pudding mixes just dying to be used for something other than pudding! I usually make savory pancakes, but can't wait to try some of your sweet varieties.

Cookie Googleman said...

I just made the monkey pancakes...AWESOME. My batter was a bit too thick, probably because of the brand of cottage cheese I use as it tends to be drier than most. I will add a tablespoon or two of greek yogurt if it does this next time. I ate them with a few slices of banana and a scant drizzle of steel's maple flavored syrup...this is going to be a regular for me...can't wait to try the others!

Noralynn Spiri said...

I know this is an older post but I am a newbie- 7 months out- and I tried this recipe today for the first time. Drop the mike . . . They are the bomb. So satisfying. I will be serving these to the family. They will love them just as much as I do. Thank you so much Shelly. I am quickly turning into your biggest fan.