Bill's hotcakes are the perfect way to start a weekend!


  • Hot Cakes

  • 1.33 cups Ricotta

  • 0.75 cup Milk

  • 4 Eggs separated

  • 1 cup Plain Flour

  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder

  • 1 Pinch of Salt

  • 50 g Butter

  • fresh strawberry halved

  • icing sugar for dusting

  • Honeycomb Butter

  • 250 g unsalted Butter softened

  • 100 g sugar honeycomb crushed with a rolling pin or a Crunchie bar

  • 2 tablespoons Honey


  • Hot Cakes:

  • 1.

    Place ricotta, milk and egg yolks in a mixing bowl and mix to combine.

  • 2.

    Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.

  • 3.

    Add to the ricotta mixture and mix until just combined.

  • 4.

    Place egg whites in a clean dry bowl and beat until stiff peaks form.

  • 5.

    Fold egg whites through batter in two batches, with a large metal spoon.

  • 6.

    Lightly grease a large non-stick frying pan with a small portion of the butter and drop 2 tablespoons of batter per hotcake into the pan (don't cook more than 3 per batch).

  • 7.

    Cook over a low to medium heat for 2 minutes, or until hotcakes have golden undersides.

  • 8.

    Turn hotcakes and cook on the other side until golden and cooked through.

  • 9.

    Transfer to a plate and quickly assemble with other ingredients.

  • 10.

    Stack 3 hotcakes on a plate and top with strawberries and a slice of honeycomb butter.

  • 11.

    Dust with icing sugar.

  • Honeycomb Butter:

  • 1.

    Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

  • 2.

    Shape into a log on plastic wrap, roll, seal and chill in a refrigerator for 2 hours.

  • 3.

    Store leftover honeycomb butter in the fridge for up to 24 hours, or in the freezer - it's great on toast.

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Posted by Report
There were no other restaurants that we returned to when we visited a second time to Sydney (Darlinghurst) not that all weren't great we just wanted to try more with the exception of eating "Breakie" at Bill's for these Ricotta Pancakes with Bananas and honeycomb butter. They were as excellent as I remembered the first time!
Posted by KrystynaCooksReport
Yes you could say HONEYCOMB is a CRUNCHIE Bar - its a candy/confectionary
Tp make Honeycomb its very easy: Put 6 Tablesp white sugar, 2 Tablespn Honey or Golden Syrup, 2 teaspns water into Medium - Large saucepan - Bring to gentle boil stirring till sugar is dissolved. then allow to simmer about 5 minutes DO NOT STIR - DO NOT WALK AWAY FROM STOVE. When Toffee is a nice golden colour REMOVE from Heat & add 1 Tablepsn BICARBONATE of SODA aka BAKING SODA & stir be careful as it will triple in volume. ITS EXTREMELY HOT - YOU CAN GET BURNT BADLY Pour into lined Baking dish & cool
Posted by Lynn108Report
thank you krystynaCooks for the honeycomb recipe as I was not sure what this was I am going to try this tomorrow. It looks and sounds very delicious Thank you bill for being a guest on my travel show as this is where we found out about you my husband googled your cafe. I probably will not be able to do this recipe as well as you but will give it a try as for the golden syrup being in U.S. I hope I can find it Again thanks for sharing your recipes
Posted by RossipabReport
I have had these hotcakes at Bill's Cafe at Darlinghust in Sydney, they are delicious!
Posted by anniemacReport
This recipe is not from the book Bill's Food, but Bill's Sydney Food