12 Feb 2013

Shrove Tuesday

{ hurrah for pancakes} 

You didn’t forget it was Pancake Tuesday today didn’t you?
I must share this recipe with you. It makes the fluffiest most delicious pancakes I’ve ever tasted. Egg whites are beaten separately and than are gently added to a ricotta and flour mixture to create the yummiest little ( at least I make them little) pancakes. Technically they are called hotcakes but in our house they are always referred as pancakes.

The recipe belongs to the famous Australian chef Bill Granger but it was passed on to me by some dear friends coming from the Land Down Under. Apparently they have the hotcakes for breakfast every Sunday! What a great Sunday tradition I would say.

Ricotta Hotcakes ( Pancakes)

250gr Ricotta
¾ cups milk
4 eggs, yolks and whites separated
1 cup plain flour
1 tbs baking power
a pinch of salt
50gr butter to cook them in

Combine Ricotta, milk and egg yolk together in a bowl.
Sift flower, baking powder and salt into another bowl.
Add together and mix until just combined.
In another bowl mix the egg whites until stiff and than gently fold into the other mixture.
Heat butter in a pan and drop about two tablespoons of batter per hot cake ( I use one tablespoon per hot cake).
Cook on low to medium heat until golden.

Eat with maple syrup, bananas, kiwi, blueberries or Nutella.

Hope you had a great Pancake Tuesday!

Irina xx


  1. We didn't have any this year, might do some at the weekend, you recipe looks yummy

    Happy Pancake Day
    Shirley x

  2. Funny! I made pancakes too for lunch today. Funny cause I didn't know that this day is also called pancake day. Have to try your recipe, it sounds and looks delicious :)

  3. I take the blueberries without pancakes, I'm so absolutely NOT into pancakes...

    btw. you were not able to find the dolphin-birthday as it will take place in April... at the moment I'm just collecting ideas...


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