6.22.2009

Father's Day 2009

Father's Day was pretty relaxed here at the pied-a-terre. We started the morning with croissants and tea out on the terrace overlooking Oyster Creek..............................
With it's odd assortment of ducks, turtles and sea birds...............................................
Went poolside with Mimosas for a couple of hours..........................................
I made Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes for brunch .............the kiddos called to wish Jim a Happy Father's Day. Jim is such a wonderful Dad - our kids are crazy about him...Me too!Siesta time on this hot sultry day - later - tea and chocolates.........................................

Happy Father's Day!

Lemone Ricotta Hotcakes

6 large eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups Ricotta cheese
1/2 cup melted butter, cooled
1/2 cup all purpose flour
4 tbls sugar
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbls lemon zest
confectioners' sugar
1 cup fresh berries

Mix egg yolks, ricotta cheese, and butter in a large bowl. Set aside. combine flour, sugar, salt and 2 tablespoons lemon zest in a bowl. Slowly add dry ingredients to the egg mixture and mix well. Set aside. Beat egg whites in a bowl with an electric mixer until firm peaks form. Carefully fold egg whites into batter. Lightly grease a griddle or non stick pan and place over medium heat for one minute. Ladle about 1/4 cup batter on griddle for each cake. cook cakes for several minutes on each side until golden. Serve with a sprinkling of confectioners' sugar, remaining lemon zest and berries.


Photos By: Ryannan Bryer de Hickman
Sotto Il Monte Vineyards

7 comments:

  1. Fleurtation~...Beau!...
    Café Du Monde that's where the very famous beignets are from right?(I love that mug!)..the views.. the mood..

    Vraiment.. could life be more beautiful for you?

    Thanks for sharing w/ us~
    I love what you said about your husband..My husband is the same.. great dad to the girls..... even greater grandad:)
    You have many joys ahead of you~If that is in fact imaginable.

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  2. Cara Ry,

    Beautiful photo. Literally a lovely family Father's day. Wuld you share the Ricotta hotcaces recipe with us? Please! Buon lavoro e bacione! Ingrid in Umbria

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  3. that's what father's day should be: delicious AND relaxing. Love the pics!

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  4. Cara Ry,

    The "One Lovely Blog Award" was passed on to me by Simon on the Side. Today I have passed it on to you because your blog is great!!

    Rules to follow:

    1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

    2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.

    3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

    All the best and bacione,Ingrid in Umbria

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  5. Ryannan, that is one beautiful brunch. Relaxation and good food and good company - the combination cannot be beat. Btw, I love your china!

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  6. Sheer perfection...what a wonderful day it must have been for all!

    Diane

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