Mince pie pancakes

Mince pie pancakes
Use up leftover mincemeat to give an extra flavour pop to these fluffy crowd-pleasers
Serves 6  / 
Prep 30 Mins  / 
Cook 4-5 Mins

Ingredients

180g Co-op ricotta
150ml Co-op semi-skimmed milk
2 Co-op British free range eggs, separated
125g Co-op plain flour
1 tsp Co-op baking powder
Zest of 1 orange
60g bag Co-op mixed nuts
1 tbsp Co-op olive oil
125g Co-op mincemeat, warmed
100ml Co-op double cream, whipped

Method

Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/Gas 6.

To make the pancake batter, beat together the ricotta, milk and egg yolks, then add the flour, baking powder and half the orange zest.

Mix until smooth.

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff, then carefully fold into the pancake batter.

Spread the nuts out on a baking tray and roast in the oven for 5-6 mins, until lightly browned.

Heat a little of the oil in a large nonstick frying pan. Working in batches, drop generous tablespoons of the batter into it.

Cook for 3-4 mins on a low heat, flip over and cook until golden and puffed up.

Keep warm while you cook the rest of the pancakes in the remaining oil.

Roughly chop the cooled nuts.

Layer the pancakes, 3 per person, with the mincemeat, then top with the cream, nuts and remaining zest.