Bill Granger’s Ricotta Pancakes Recipe

Bill's ricotta pancakes

by Sharon Maher

in Breakfast, Food, Recipes, Weekends

I first tasted ricotta pancakes with fresh fruit, one sunny April morning at Bill’s place in Darlinghurst Sydney. The relaxed urban restaurant was owned by the very talented chef Bill Granger

To make it even more special Bill was in residence that morning. I would like to think cooking my breakfast, one can only dream.  Since then I have made these pancakes to remind me of that very special time.  I serve them with fresh strawberries and maple syrup, or bananas and runny honey. For my dear son he likes strawberry sauce just to be different.

The recipe is simple to do and ideal if you are having friends staying over, plus the mixture does keep overnight in the fridge with a clingfilm cover, ready for an early start.  You must cook and serve immediately.


1 1/3 cup ricotta

3/4 (6floz) cup milk

4 eggs, separated

1 cup plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

a pinch of salt

50g(1 1/2 oz) Butter

To serve:

Strawberries and maple syrup


  1. Place ricotta in a bowl together with egg yolks and milk and mix to fully combine all 3 ingredients.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a separate bowl, and mix into ricotta mixture until just combined.
  3. Place egg whites in a clean dry bowl and whisk until stiff peaks. Fold egg whites into the batter with a metal spoon. Do it in two batches, not all at once.
  4. Lightly grease a frying pan with a knob of butter, non stick is best, then drop 2 tablespoons of batter per pancake into the pan.  Only cook 3 or 4 pancakes together at a time, depending on the size of your pan. 2 minutes each side, or until golden brown. Transfer to a plate, top with strawberries and maple syrup and serve immediately.  I sprinkle a little icing sugar over if I have guests for breakfast.

Wake up with a cup of coffee to kick start the day, then Bill says these ricotta pancakes are the only ones to flip. So do try them! Let me know your thoughts.

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