Ricotta Crumpets with Berry Compote

I said yesterday that I will spoil my children a little for being so patient with me the last couple of days. Not only did I sit in front of my computer for hours on end, but sometimes I was even a bit grumpy from being so frustrated.
Today I feel like a heavy burden has been lifted off my shoulders and I spent the entire morning in the kitchen – creating!!!!! Well, the best way I know to spoil my children is to cook them something special.
My children love crumpets and I thought a fresh batch of Ricotta Crumpets with berries and cream would put smiles on their little faces. I did not have a recipe to work from, but I wrote down what I used,so here goes….

Ricotta Crumpets with Berry Compote

400ml flour
3 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
30ml caster sugar
2 eggs + 2 egg whites
250gr Ricotta cheese, crumbled
2 cups of milk

Sift dry ingredients. Beat eggs and milk together and add to flour. Crumble cheese into mixture and mix. Beat egg whites and fold into mixture. Bake spoonfuls of the mixture in a hot skillet with some oil.

For the berry compote
1 cup frozen mixed berries
2 Tbs water
100ml sugar.
1 piece of lemon peel
Boil everything together until it has reduced to a syrupy consistency.

Stack a few crumpets on a plate. Serve with berry compote and vanilla cream.

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