July 4, 2010

Honey Hotcakes

Sometimes, on occasions like Mother's Day and birthdays, I indulge in spoiling the special someone with golden, hot pancakes for brunch, served with lots of fresh fruit and sweet maple syrup. One of my most used recipes is from a while back - it produces fluffy pancakes, with a hint of honey and random bits of soft ricotta in every bite.. mmmm!

Serves 2:
- ½ cup ricotta cheese
- 2 eggs, separated
- ⅓ cup milk
- ½ cup self-raising flour
- 1 tbs honey
- 1 tbsp butter

Place the ricotta, egg yolks and milk into a bowl and mix until combined. Sift the flour into a separate bowl, then stir in the ricotta mixture and honey. In a third bowl whisk the egg whites until stiff, and gently but thoroughly fold them into the ricotta mixture. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat and add half the butter. Place two heaped teaspoons of mixture per hotcake into the pan and cook for two minutes each side or until puffed and golden (I chose to make my pancakes larger). Serve with fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey.

Honey Hotcakes

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