(Makes 16 - 20 hotcakes)
2 eggs, separated
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon Manuka Royale Honey
2 cups plain flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
50g butter, melted
6 firm pears, peeled and cored
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons Manuka Royale Honey
2 tablespoons water
Whisk together the egg yolks, milk and honey.
Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a separate bowl.
Add the egg milk mixture to the flour and mix well.
Allow the batter to sit for a minimum of 15 minutes.
(You can actually keep this in the fridge overnight until ready to cook the following morning.)
Now is a good time to make the roasted pears.
To make the honey roasted pears.
Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
Halve the peeled and cored pears and fry, cut side down, in a little butter until golden.
Drizzle over the honey and add at the water.
Bring to a boil and place into the oven to finish cooking.
The pears are done if tender when pierced with a knife.
When ready to cook the hotcakes, stir through the melted butter.
Then whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks and fold through the mixture.
Melt a little butter in a frying pan, and cook the hotcakes in batches until golden on both sides. Keep them in a warm oven until ready to serve.
Serve the hotcakes with the roasted pears and an extra drizzle of Manuka Royale Honey.
Buon appetito - Enjoy!