• Sarah Grueneberg, guest chef for Churchill Downs Mansion, whips up this delicious Derby brunch favorite!

    Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Acacia Honey

    Serves 6


    3 eggs, separated

    1 1/2 tablespoons sugar

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1 cup ricotta cheese

    3/4 cup buttermilk

    3/4 cup flour

    1/2 teaspoon baking powder

    Zest of 1 lemon

    Honey for serving


    1. In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks, sugar, salt, ricotta, buttermilk, flour and baking powder until smooth. Separately, whisk egg whites until they form medium peaks. Fold in 1/4 of the egg whites and lemon zest into the ricotta batter. Fold in remaining egg whites until incorporated.

    2. Heat a nonstick pan or griddle over medium low heat. Using a ladle or pastry bag, pour small rounds of batter onto the pan and cooking on each side for about one minute, until golden.

    3. Drizzle with honey and enjoy!