Jared Morris’s Cottage Cheese Pancakes

 When Derek and I lived in Oregon, I spent consecutive birthdays at the Morris Family’s home on beautiful Lake Tapps in Washington just outside of Seattle.  I will never forget the birthday breakfast Jared Morris made me that first birthday I spent on Lake Tapps.  We woke up to a beautiful day the house surrounded by a green that is only found in the Pacific Northwest and out the window you could see the glass lake that backs up to the Morris’s home.  Jared got up and made me cottage cheese pancakes with homemade buttermilk syrup.  They were so divine.  I have contrived multiple opportunities for Jared to make me these pancakes since that first heavenly birthday introduction, and every time they do not disappoint.  Before we had kids, Derek and I would occasional schedule sleep overs at Jared and Heather’s on the weekends, and guess what was always on the menu for breakfast.  Once we both started having kids, the sleep overs with the Morris’s became few and far between, so I saw the need to obtain the recipe for myself and cook them at home to the frequency of my heart’s delight.  These pancakes are made up of mostly fluffed egg whites, so they are so airy and light and then topping them with homemade buttermilk syrup raises them to a transcendental level.

COTTAGE CHEESE PANCAKES

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 carton small curd cottage cheese
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp veggie oil
  • 1/2 C flour
  • a little milk to thin the batter just a touch

Directions:

  1. Beat the egg white until soft peaks form
  2. Mix together egg yolks and dry ingredients
  3. Add the oil and cottage cheese, stir.
  4. Add milk if needed to slightly thin.
  5. Fold in egg white.
  6. Cook on griddle, but they do better on a lower heat than normal pancakes and take a longer amount of time to cook the eggy center all the way through.

BUTTERMILK SYRUP

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cube butter
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 C buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Directions:

  1. Combine butter, sugar, and buttermilk in a medium sauce pan and melt together and then bring to a boil.
  2. Boil for one minute and then add vanilla.
  3. Remove from heat and then add the baking soda.  It will bubble up so make sure there is a little room to grow.

 

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