Baked Ricotta And Mars Bar Hotcakes

by | Sep 17, 2009 | 7 comments

 Baked Ricotta and Mars Bar Hotcakes

These past two weeks have been a whirlwind for me. Projects, kids, bus trips, socializing, gym, landscaping and the usual daily grind have kept me on my toes and I haven't been posting on the blog nearly as much as I would like to. I have been cooking though and really fun things at that too. We felt like comfort food on Sunday, so breakfast was inspired by sweet things we could find in the pantry and fridge. Pancakes!! said the kids. So pancakes we made. But we realized that we were out of maple syrup. A dash of golden syrup with chopped up Mars bars for toppings did the trick. Golden Syrup is not as bad as you might think it would be. You must however use extreme caution, because it does tend to be cloyingly sweet in large quantities.


Preparation Time : 20 minutes/ Cooking Time : 20 minutes/ Makes 6-8

250g baked ricotta cheese, sliced and diced fine
1 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
3/4 cup milk
4 eggs
butter to pan fry
2 light Mars bars chopped coarsely
1/4 cup golden syrup/maple syrup
banana slices

Combine ricotta, eggs and milk in a large bowl and whisk till fluffy and mixed well. Fold in the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix well, beating with a hand whisk for 2-3 minutes.

Heat 1/2 tsp of butter on a pan on medium heat. Ladle some pancake batter on the sizzling butter. Cook for about a minute till bubbles appear. Gently flip the pancake over and cook for another minute or two.

Serve with a topping of Mars bars, banana and golden syrup/maple syrup.

It always takes me one failed attempt to perfect the right temperature and time required for the pancakes. That failed pancake usually gets eaten right away unless it is damaged beyond repair in which case all the edible parts minus the burnt bits are still salvaged and eaten. So don't take my method and word to heart, try to get comfortable with your own heat setting and pan. The pan is very important too. Make sure it is not a thin crepe pan. That will usually burn your pancake straightaway. A regular frying pan should do the trick, but the heat should always be low to medium. That will give you nice and golden pancakes.

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  1. Monica

    About the baked long did you bake it and did you add anything else to it?

    • Sneh

      Monica, the ricotta I used was store bought and is already baked. I used this one by Margaret River . You might find baked ricotta in delis or sometimes in the cheese/cream cheese section of the supermarket. If you are baking at home try mixing 500g fresh ricotta with 2 eggs and baking in the oven for about 30 minutes at 180C till set.

  2. Sophie

    An excellent recipe this is!! Pure indulgence,...
    .-= Sophie´s last blog ..Grilled salmon with a wasabi dressing, baked potato wedges, balsamic & fresh oregano marinated beetroots on a bed of watercress =-.

  3. Lori @ RecipeGirl

    I'm not so sure about chocolate myself in the morning, but my family would disagree. My son would be all over these... considering the fact that his favorite pie is Snicker's Bar Pie!
    .-= Lori @ RecipeGirl´s last blog ..Prize Winning Pie Contest Recipes! =-.

  4. Melody @ Party Cupcake Ideas

    The Mars Bars pancakes sound so yummy. I'll have to try some favorite candy bars for our next pancake for dinner night. Great idea!
    .-= Melody @ Party Cupcake Ideas´s last blog ..Minnie Mouse Disney Cupcakes =-.

  5. stephchows

    they look delicious! I would love these as a dessert 🙂
    .-= stephchows´s last blog ..And the winner is... =-.

  6. clekitty

    How clever to use golden syrup and chopped up Mars bars as a topping for your pancakes! 😀
    .-= clekitty´s last blog ..Cut Carbon emissions with heat-reflective paint =-.


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