Dates pancakes with hot ricotta




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Dates pancakes with hot ricotta
  • 19%
    371.4 kcal
  • 26%
    12.79 g
  • 19%
    17.51 g
  • 15%
    41.36 g
  • 0%
    0.103 g

    Preparation time

    0:15 min + 2:00 hrs resting time

    Cooking time

    0:15 min




    serves 4


  • 250 g fresh milk (or Parmalat Zymil)
  • 200 g sheep ricotta
  • 125 g all-purpose flour
  • 6 Noberasco soft natural dates
  • 1 onion
  • 1 egg
  • 2 g brewer’s yeast
  • Cannamela organic black pepper
  • 1 tsp Cannamela organic hot chillies, ground
  • nutmeg
  • Filippo Berio extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • >> Our wine picks:
  • Tenuta Cà Bolani Pinot Grigio Friuli Aquileia DOC Superiore
  • OR: Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Valdadige
  • OR: Zonin Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore DOC
  • OR: Zonin Primitivo Salento IGT


  1. Prepare the pancake batter: dissolve the yeast in the warm milk.
  2. Pour the flour into a bowl, add 1 tsp. salt around the edge, some ground pepper.
  3. Make a well in the centre and add an egg.
  4. Pour the milk and stir with a whisk until you get a homogenous and smooth batter.
  5. Cover the bowl with a cloth and let it rest for 1 hour at room temperature.
  6. Meanwhile, cut the onion into fine slices and sauté it in a little oil in a frying pan. Season with salt and let it cool.
  7. Pour the ricotta it into a bowl, add some oil (to taste), salt, pepper, nutmeg and the hot paprika/chillies.
  8. Mix everything with a wooden spoon to obtain a smooth cream, then put in the fridge for 1 hour.
  9. Put the cream in a piping bag with a star nozzle.
  10. Chop the dates and add them, together with the onion, to the pancake batter. Cover again and rest for another hour.
  11. Heat a little oil in a 18 cm non-stick pan, then pour in a ladleful of batter.
  12. Cook the pancakes for 3-4 minutes on one side, then turn and cook for another 3 minutes.
  13. Arrange the pancakes on a plate and serve with the hot ricotta cream.

This recipe was created by the foodblogger Elena Levati for Noberasco


Chef's tip

Want to turn this recipe vegan? Then just replace the cows' milk with a non-dairy one and make a cream with silky tofu rather than ricotta!

Serving suggestion

Serve at breakfast with coffee, tea or orange juice, or at any time of the day as a snack.

Wine selection

This dish is best enjoyed with light wines such as sparkling wines, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Riesling, etc.. or with full-bodied red wines such as Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore or Primitivo.

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Dish history

Homemadewarm pancakes are the best way to start the day! Be it during the week or, even better, on a lazy weekend morning, the delicate scent of soft pancakes will wake you up and put you in the right mood to tackle your to-do list. Here we are to propose an alternative to sweet, traditional pancakes: this savoury breakfast will keep your hunger at bay until lunch time!


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