Any time I go out of town, I try to sample some local delicacies. Every place has its own signature take on the most basic foods, or offers something completely different you've never seen before.
1 2/3 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups pancake mix
1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
Melted butter / cooking spray
Stir 1 2/3 cups of water and vanilla in a large bowl. Add pancake mix and stir just until moistened but still lumpy. Stir the ricotta into the pancake mixture, gently incorporate the ricotta but maintain a lumpy batter.
Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Brush with the melted butter or coat with cooking spray. Working in batches, spoon 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. Cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Serve with syrup, jam or apple butter.