Achieve the exceptional cakey softness of diner pancakes with Chef John's ricotta cheese twist on the traditional pancake batter! Combine water, baking soda and ricotta cheese with freshly grated lemon zest, vegetable oil, vanilla and egg, and whisk until smooth, then add freshly juiced lemon and self-rising flour and stir just until mixed. Allow all the ingredients to rest, then portion over medium high heat and cook until fluffy and serve with a finish of butter, lemon zest and maple syrup. You’ll love the exceptional citrusy flavor and texture of these tasty and comforting flapjacks. Get the recipe for Chef John's Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.