Granger and Co’s ricotta hotcakes banana and honeycomb butter has featured in many instagram profile over the last year. It is highly recommended by foodies and bloggers throughout the capital. Rightly so, it is one of the best pancakes I’ve had to date. The ricotta cheese gives the pancake it’s pillowy fluffiness and moisture that a lot of other pancakes lack.
Wouldn’t it be nice if I can have this for breakfast, at home, in my pyjamas, without having to book in advance or queue for a table?
With that thought, I decided to search for the recipe and attempt to recreate it myself. I found the recipe in Izy Hossack’s blog – Topwithcinnamon.com (Thanks Izy!) and was relieved that it is actually quite straightforward.
Here is the slightly adapted version of Izy’s recipe:
Makes 12 hotcakes
- 125g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- 4 large eggs
- 185ml full fat milk
- 250g ricotta cheese
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1/2 teaspoon of maple syrup
- 50g salted butter
- 25g of honeycomb (Crunchie bars work too. Just strip off the outer layer of chocolate)
- Leave the butter out to soften.
- Break the honeycomb into coarse breadcrumbs like texture. You may do so with a rolling pin and a plastic bag or a food processor.
- Mix together the soften butter, honeycomb, honey and maple syrup
- You may store it in a number of ways – roll into a log and wrap with clingfilm and cut segments as and when needed OR as I did, make it into little quenelles with your teaspoon and store them in a container.
- Separate the egg white into a large bowl
- Place the egg yolks, flour, baking powder, salt and milk into another bowl and mix well together. The batter will be slightly lumpy.
- Spoon in the ricotta, one lump at a time.
- Very gentle stir the batter to retain the lumps of ricotta in the mixture.
- Whisk the egg white in the large bowl until stiff.
- Add the batter mixture from the other bowl into the egg white and fold gentle. Be mindful not to over fold the ricotta lumps.
You are now ready to fry your hotcakes!
- Spray a large frying pan with sunflower / vegetable oil over medium heat.
- Put half a scoop / spatula of batter into the pan to make one hotcake. Don’t spread it too thinly.
- You can also use an egg ring to give it shape and thickness if you wish. Make sure you oil the egg rings before hand to prevent the batter sticking to the rings.
- Carefully flip the hotcakes over once it is golden brown on one side.
- Remove from the pan, straight to the plate, serve warm with honeycomb butter and honey / maple syrup.
I added some chocolate flakes for extra indulgence 🙂
And that, makes a very enjoyable breakfast / brunch or even dessert!