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Ricotta Hotcakes

This is from a Donna Hayes recipe that I cut out of the Age years ago, it’s been a standby of mine ever since. A lot of her recipes tend to be a little bland for my tastes, but this one is an exception. Like, an exceptional exception.


1/2 cup caster sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
200g ricotta

Mix sugar, egg yolks, buttermilk and vanilla together and sift in flour.
In a second bowl whisk egg whites till peaks form or whenever your arms give out.
Gently fold in egg whites and crumbled ricotta.

On a medium heat, melt a little butter in a heavy bottomed frypan. Spoon in two to three hotcakes, they should be fairly fat, but not so thick you can’t cook them through. Turn once and pile on a plate. A little butter between each hot cake will keep them tasty and good while you fry up the rest.

Serve with ice cream, maple syrup, more butter, raspberries and basically anything you can think of that’s yum.

Eat ’em.

Serves three hungry people, more if well behaved.

Notes: If you’re feeling lazy you can just put the eggs in whole and skip the whisking malarkey entirely, they are basically fluffy clouds of joy if you do however, so give it a go.


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