Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bill Granger's Ricotta hotcakes

Who could ask for a better husband? Last weekend, my wonderful husband was wanting to cheer me up. So out came the ricotta, violet crumbles, maple syrup, and a few other ingredients. We were in for ricotta pancakes (although Bill calls them hotcakes).
I was a little suspicious that these were not only for my benefit...they are Mark's absolute favourite!
So, butter was mixed with crushed violet crumble (we adjust a little from Bill's).

4 egg whites were beaten until stiff peaks were formed.
They were then folded through a mixture of 1 1/3 cups ricotta, 3/4 cup milk and 4 eggs yolks, mixed with 1 cup sifted flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder and a pinch of salt.
Fold this through with a metal spoon (not that I think Mark does this), and you're supposed to do it in 2 batches.
Cook on a lightly greased frypan over low heat for 2 mins or until they have a lightly golden underside.
Turn and cook until cooked through and golden.
Assemble on a plate with banana (cut lengthwise looks more stylish), honeycomb butter, maple syrup and icing sugar. Mark likes to add some Pura double cream also, makes it great!
So, if you wish to spoil loved ones or visitors, these win everytime!


  1. Yum I love them with blueberries as does Charlie bear x

  2. Yeah, when they're $8 a punnet, they're not so yummy!! Especially when I like a handful at a time!!!