Granger & Co Pancakes – At Home!

Now, I have told you about the magical wonder of Granger & Co. many a time.

Their dreamy crisp white interiors, charming staff, lip smacking lattes and stacks of ricotta pancakes have people queuing through Notting Hill every. single. Sunday.

The pancakes are thick, puffy, cloud like things. Topped with honeycomb butter, flanked by sliced banana and drizzled in sweet syrup.

They truly are very special.

Having said that, there are very few things in this world I’m willing to queue for;

Passport control? Fine. (Though I’d marry a diplomat in a second if it meant skipping those!)

Breakfast? Not so much.

So, why not join me in skipping the queue this Sunday? Whip up a stack of fluffy pancakes in your own kitchen!

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After all, it is Mother’s Day on Sunday.

You could set her a special tray and really wow her in the bedroom (unless dad has beaten you to it!).

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Pull on your pjs, pop some music on and have a little bed party!

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We’re using Bill Granger’s own recipe. It sounds a lot trickier than it really is. Trust me, once you get going you’ll love it! And once you’ve made them once, you’ll never look back.

For the honeycomb butter:

100 g unsalted butter, room temp
50 g sugar honeycomb, (or a Crunchie bar), crushed
1tsp honey

For the ricotta pancakes:

340 g ricotta cheese
190 ml milk
4 eggs, separated
125 g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 pinch salt
50 g butter

1 sliced banana

Start by crushing up your honeycomb.

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Stir through your butter, with 1stp of good honey until it’s all evenly distributed.

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Blob it onto some clingfilm, roll into a cheeky sausage.

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Pop into the fridge for an hour+ or drop into the freezer for 10mins.

Now crack on with your pancakes!

Mix the ricotta, milk and egg yolks together in a large bowl until smooth. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and slowly mix in to the batter. Until it looks like this:

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In a separate bowl whisk your egg whites until they turn to clouds.

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In two parts, gently fold the clouds into the batter.

Use a metal spoon and try and not to knock out the air from your eggs.

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The batter will stay good for about 24hours from this point, so feel free to refrigerate overnight if you’re feeling organised.

Now you’re ready to do some cookin’!

Pop a pan onto a medium heat and add a little butter.

Once it’s sizzling, add three tablespoons of batter as one pancake puddle.

Cook until bubbles appear on top, then flip.

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Cook for another minute and gently start to stack them up on a warm plate.

Add a sliced banana and a coin of your tasty new butter.

Throw a shot of syrup onto the tray, maybe some berries and a few blooms.

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Congratulations, you just won Mother’s Day!

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If you’re wondering about the cone on the bedside table, it’s an Aether Cone.

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^ Beautifully modelled by Kate Moss, eye see!

I originally acquired it as a Mother’s Day gift.

Mum obsesses over sound quality and likes to really blast her music in her workshop! This lil’ guy gets to know what music you enjoy and plays things it thinks you’ll like. Seeing as I can’t always be home to chat to her when she’s working, or introduce her to new music, I thought it would be a nice little buddy to sit next to her!

What a wonderful daughter!

Well, I unpacked it to set it up… and fell in love so I don’t think I can give it to her!

Not quite so wonderful.

But look! Pancakes!

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Ps. Don’t forget, if you’re not in the UK you’ll have a different Mother’s Day date.

Just incase you were thinking “Wow, that really crêpe’d up on me!”


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  • Those pancakes look seriously divine! A perfect Mother’s Day treat. Honeycomb butter just sounds like heaven. I’d never heard of an Aether Cone! Going to check it out more thoroughly now. xxx

  • Alexis

    Ah, Bill’s pancakes! So beautiful, a bit of a Sunday treat in our household – I think it’s a rite of passage for Aussies to queue at Bill’s for brunch 🙂

    I’ve just discovered your blog and it is absolute stunning, a triumph! A really close girlfriend of mine lives in London now and when I read this, I can almost imagine her days filled with all that London offers.

    • Best pancakes! And they’re HUGE. Worth the wait.

      • Alexis

        So true – pretty much the only brekky I’ll wait around for 😉

  • Honeycomb butter sounds amazing, what a lovely idea for mother’s day, will be giving these a go Asap!!! xx

  • catherine ♡

    These look amazing! Love the sound of the honeycomb butter x

  • Anita Muffins Fosen

    Wow, the pancakes look amazing, your photos are stunning and I always love your writing! Great post <3

  • Yuuum! These look incredible, I love the honeycomb butter!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • Jeannie C

    Honeycomb in pancakes! How could I have overlooked such brilliance?

  • oh my gosh they look utterly amazing! Wish I was home to make these for mum on Sunday!

    Lauren xx

  • I absolutely adore your writing style, it inspires me with my work every day! Everything is so beautifully presented, it’s always a pleasure to read your blog 🙂

  • Oh wow! That butter would be great on crumpets. Failing miserabee(ly) at adding a Rosie dad joke about honey!
    Fie x Coffee & Confetti

  • Love the flowers!

  • OrangeChampagne

    These look amazing!! I shared a recipe on my blog for clean eating/dairy-free pancakes last week 🙂


  • That looks SOOOOOO delicious. Wish I was having these for lunch, my tummy is grumbling just by looking at these! Never had ricotta pancakes nor honeycomb butter, the combination sounds heavenly.


  • Ahhh I completely forgot it’s Mothers day in the UK! Thank you so much for reminding me, I’ll have to get some flowers sent to Somerset!xx

  • Angela Kwashie

    I am obsessed with trying different varieties of pancakes at the moment. Unfortunately my mum is in Ghana for Mothering Sunday so I will eat them for two 🙂

  • Honeycomb butter on pancakes? Ok, you win. I’d stand in a queue for this pancakes!! They look so fluffy with the whipped egg whites – an amazing ingredient in baking!


  • Rosie, these photos are so beautiful! I am tempted to whip this up for my mum but I’m a bit of a disaster in the kitchen 🙁

  • Honeycomb butter sounds like a thing of dreams, not sure my Mum’s spready for this! Cheers for this Rosie, you goddess! Immy X

  • DAMN those pancakes are totally divine, what a flippin’ great idea – I’m making a giant jaffa cake, butter hop to it! 😉

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty –

  • WestFourteen

    Honeycomb butter and pancakes minute the queue…. Perfect

  • vicky kim

    This looks so delish! Gonna try this wknd 🙂

  • Luxx Mint

    Love the sound of the honeycomb butter, making american pancakes is one of my favourite sunday activities!


  • Talisa Lauren Tossell

    They look SO DELICIOUS!


  • I was wondering why you were referring to Mother’s Day sooo early haha. We don’t celebrate the holiday until May in the U.S. Will definitely bookmark this recipe for when that time arrives 🙂

  • Beth

    You are such a master of those pouring shots – it’s a skill that I just don’t have yet! 🙂 Your mom is lovely, hope you have a great time spoiling her! xo, Beth @ Full on Joy

  • These look so delicious, thanks for sharing.
    Can’t wait for the weekend when I’ll finally have time for a super long breakky 🙂

    xx Cheyenne

  • I am so impressed – those look exactly like the real thing! I might have to give it go. I’ve been missing Granger & Co. like crazy since leaving London a few months ago! Thanks for sharing a piece of it xx

  • Oh woah, you’re quite the cook! These looks so amazing. So much so that maybe I’ll have to give this a go… but then again, probably not. 😉 I’ve never been much in the kitchen.

  • Amazing to have got that recipe! Delicious.

    Olivia The Amsterdammer

  • Though I think its always mothers day, and she’d deserve those pancakes every single morning I am definitely making her these soon! They look delicious thanks for sharing Rosie! <3

  • These look amazing!!! You seriously know all the best places to eat in London and always have such great recepies Rosie.

  • I am banana’s for those pancakes they’re rikotering my world!! hahaha you had me crepe’ing out that I’d forgotten Mother Day!!!

  • Macy W

    A sincere “thank you” to you for making those of us who can’t exactly cook, per se, feel like we can. Oh! And I have a request – I would so love to see your interior design thoughts/preferences/practices in a post someday. The glimpse of details you give in your posts always makes me wonder about what your place looks like because I imagine it is nothing short of a dream (mostly because I love that table linen you use in your foodie posts; it’s so ‘blue-tiful’). Okay, that is all I have.
    happy happy day


  • I love your food posts, you make the most simple of foods look truly beautiful! Happy UK Mother’s day to your lovely mom!


  • Queenie Lee
  • THANK YOU for posting about Granger & Co’s cookbooks! I’ve just ordered three of them. Searching on the US Amazon site didn’t show the books, so your link is greatly appreciated. Meals there were some of my favorite from my time in London.

  • They. Look. So. Good. Not sure I can wait until Sunday, will have to cook them tomorrow!
    xx G

  • This looks so magical !! I need to eat these!!

    Little Beauty Blog
    Elizabeth x

  • I LOVE crunchies! I wish we had them in the States. WHINEEEE

  • Those pancakes look so good, and maybe not so difficult! But I’m hopeless in the kitchen so we’ll see!
    Also, that cone is such a cool idea! Maybe you will have to buy a second one for your mum.

  • I need to try these asap! x

  • I need to make these ASAP! I have an obsession with pancakes… might make them for dinner 😉

    x Sarah

  • Pancakes are always a great idea for a quick breakfast when my friends are around.

  • ninegrandstudent

    Oh my god Rosie, these look amazing! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  • These look incredible- I can never make the perfect pancake so am definitely excited to try these!

  • Never heard of ricotta cheese in pancakes before, definitely need to try this!

  • These pancakes look amazing and oh so delicious! I love the way you organized/set everything out on the tray, it looks wonderful. Presentation is everything haha!


  • Rebecca

    Yum!! Going to have to give these a try! They look delicious and really not that hard to make.

  • Glow On

    those pancakes look amazing. I have always loved the addition of ricotta to pancakes. Your honey butter tops it off perfectly

    Skin & Anti-Aging

  • When I’m a mom I’ll request pancakes in bed every Mother’s Day!

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

  • But WHY is it almost swimsuit season?!? Oh well, I’ll always choose the pancakes anyway.

  • These look so delicious! I love the colors in your room too, so light and bright.

  • Such a lovely pancake recipe! I must give these a go! 🙂

  • so fluffy, looks so yummy… i wish i live near you now

  • Kate

    The pancakes look amazing! Love the idea of the honeycomb. And the Aether cone sounds like magic! x
    Kate Louise Blogs

  • Caileigh

    Omg these look amazing! Brunch is seriously like a religion where I live.. Torontonians take it so seriously they queue for like 2 hours.. I’d much rather make these at home and have 2 more hours of my day!

  • Graciedaisyy

    wow these look sooo yummy! I am now so hungry!!♥ xoxox

  • KB

    That headboard is so elegant!! Anyone happen to know where it’s from? I’ve been looking for a polka dotted headboard for ages! So lovely 🙂

  • L O V E

  • Eight Hours

    These look amazing but tricky.

  • Hannah

    Rosie These look amazing, Grangers Pancakes are a favourite and to now have them in bed is heaven!!!

  • Dannielle

    Omg these look amazing! Definitely making 🙂

  • GG

    How can I recieve your posts on my email feed again?

  • emi

    okay wow, your photos are mouthwatering!! i need to try these!


  • Thank you for posting such great photos along with all the steps – makes it all seem so much more manageable to make (even when I’m feeling I don’t want a ton of kitchen work on my weekend morning!)

  • Kate

    Just made these using almond milk and they are delicious 🙂
    I’ve never made American style pancakes before and they are lovely, thanks for the recipe!

  • Kari Guastella

    I NEVER make pancakes, but these look like they might be worth the splurge!

  • @SamGeuter

    Omg these look amazing.. definitely going to add these to my list of foodporn on my blog –

  • Thank you for the recipe. This pancake is so perfect with bananas. Your food styling is so great.

  • Oh Granger & Co! I struggle to go a weekend without wanting Bill’s pancakes or the divine sweet corn fritters with avocado salsa. Best breakfast in London. Jess @ Back To Buckley

  • wearesavoury

    These look so nice, and healthy too! Have you ever thought about savoury pancakes?