Cottage cheese pancakes.
No, its not a typo. For the past four Sundays we have been serving up a pancake recipe that I can trace back to my early childhood. In fact, it wasn't until I was much older that I discovered that the recipe I had enjoyed so much growing up was unknown to most people I encountered.
About a month a go we had my sister come in and cook the inaugural batch, and since that day we have had more than a few people claim them to be "the best pancakes ever." Now I'm not trying to boast these against the Original Pancake House or the many other fantastic cakes that are served in our fair city (I'm definitely a buttermilk purist myself), but these cakes are different, in a very good way.
Perhaps more similar to blintz than the buttermilk recipe we all know and love, these cakes are really simple (cottage cheese, eggs, flour), but make for a very decadent Sunday brunch treat. So far we have tried them with lemon curd and blueberry syrup, we have tried them plain with maple syrup, and last week, simply by chance Ali added some caramelized bananas (leftover from the steel cut oats the Moo had prepared) to the batter. Let me be the first to say that we all may now benefit from Ali's experiment, as we both feel the caramelized bananas should be an optional add-on any time these cakes are prepared.
So for now folks, Sunday is the day. Come and get 'em. We'll make a lot of batter, but we'll still likely run out sometime in the early afternoon. Come early, and come hungry, and we will see you on Sunday.
Posted by Ali and Evan at 7:25 PM