Do not let the name dissuade you. There is not actually cheese in these pancakes. Per se. Yeah, I know, it’s after Shavuot, and therefore I should be off this dairy kick. …But I’m not.
Blinztes. Cheesecakes. Rugelach.
You Jewish people really know your dairy. And I appreciate you for it.
As you might know off the top of your head, the filling for the blintzes I made a couple weeks ago was actually mainly cottage cheese along with some sweetening agents. Unfortunately for me, it didn’t use the entire tub of cottage cheese.
I loathe cottage cheese.
Every time I use it in a recipe, without fail, I give it a taste. And each time I try it, I regret that life decision. It’s just bad. I don’t know what I’m expecting, but it’s not curds of what seems to be yogurt.
Why all this talk about cottage cheese? Because it’s the key ingredient in… Cheese pancakes!
- 1 c. Cottage Cheese
- 1 c. Flour
- 1/2 c. Sugar
- 3 Eggs
- 1/4 c. Almond Milk
- Dash of Cinnamon
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- Dash of Salt
- 2 Tbs. Canola Oil
*** The recipe called for 1 lb. Farmer’s Cheese, but I wanted to get rid of my Cottage Cheese, as I monologued earlier. I’m gonna be real with you, as for the exact conversion of lbs of Farmer’s Cheese to Cottage Cheese, I pulled the “1 c. Cottage Cheese” out of my ass. I have no idea if that is what it actually converts to, but it turned out, so long hair don’t care.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and sugar.
- Use a food processor or hand mixer to blend the eggs and cottage cheese. (I used a Magic Bullet.) Pour blended ingredients into the dry and stir.
- Add milk, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and oil.
- Dollop batter onto skillet or frying pan. Let the pancake fry for a couple minutes or until a golden color.
This recipe made about two dozen pancakes.
If you want your pancakes fluffier, add a couple of tsp of baking soda/powder, and don’t over-mix. I love dense pancakes, so this recipe was exactly what I was aiming for.
The best thing about this recipe, though, is that you have no idea that you’re eating cottage cheese. When eliciting people to taste test these, I might have left that tiny fact out. They had no idea.
…Until I told them and freaked ’em out. Cheese Pancakes 1: Taste Testers 0
I adapted this awesome recipe from Sarah Lasry on Puah Online.