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Katie Kramer's Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Actress, producer and activist Katharine "Kat" Kramer joined me to discuss her famous godmother Katharine Hepburn and her family recipe.

We've covered Katharine Hepburn many times before on Hollywood Kitchen, but there always more to be discussed. Her film career began in 1932 and lasted until 1994. She won four Academy Awards for Best Actress and that record remains unbroken to this day. Hepburn was independent, outspoken and politically active. In other words, we can't get enough!

You can see "Kat" her discuss her bond with Katharine Hepburn in the documentary Call Me Kate, which is available for viewing on Netflix.


Katharine Hepburn was close to director / producer Stanley Kramer and starred in his 1967 classic Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. His daughter Katharine "Kat" Kramer was named in her honor. Aunt Kate frequently visited their home and these Cottage Cheese Pancakes were a favorite. This recipe is directly from Kat's mother actress / producer Karen Sharpe.


3 Eggs

1 Small cup of cottage cheese (alternate is Ricotta cheese- for a different flavor)

2  Tbsp of Oil

4 Tbsp. Whole wheat flour with a pinch of salt

1 Cup of cottage cheese, salt and oil. (2 Tbsp of olive oil.)


Beat the eggs until light and frothy. Add flour and mix until smooth. Use no more than 1/4 cup batter at a time. For easy handling, bake on the griddle until golden brown. Serve with honey, applesauce and fruit.  Yogurt can be used as a garnish.

Kat says these pancakes are good served with creamed meat or seafood as a lunch dish.

She always adds 1 cup of honey and 1/2 cube of butter on top. The skillet warms up the butter and it can be used as a sauce over the pancakes.

Special Guest

Katharine 'Kat" Kramer is a former Miss Golden Globe Ambassador. Kat is the Founder of "Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World," in international cinema series to showcase motion pictures and documentaries that raise awareness of important social issues. Kat is the daughter of legendary filmmaker Stanley Kramer, actress/producer Karen Sharpe-Kramer, and the Godchild/namesake of screen icon Katharine Hepburn. She has starred in four one woman shows, and debut her solo show "My Duet With Mick" for Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival. She is currently developing a new solo show titled "She's A Rainbow." Kat has won awards for her roles on stage as Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" and Anne Frank in "The Diary of Anne Frank." She starred as Estella in "Great Expectations," "Joan of Arc" in "The Lark," and she appeared in the ensemble of "The Vagina Monologues." Ms. Kramer served on the dais and opened the program for the Pioneer Luncheon honoring her performing idol Lily Tomlin. She received a standing ovation with a special salute musical parody called "Dear Lily Tomlin." An animal rights advocate, Ms. Kramer re-imagined the theme song from "Bless The Beasts And Children" as an anthem for animal rescue and wildlife protection organizations. She was honored with the Compassion Award from the Braveheart Women. Kat has appeared in films such as "Going Shopping" "What Just Happened" and "Little Fockers." She created the role of "Frances Rye" and multiple characters in the web series "Child of the 70's."


Kat won for Best Supporting Actress at the 2019 LOVE International Film Festival for her role as "Fran" in TURNOVER, the award-winning indie film streaming on Amazon Prime and other platforms. She co-stars as "Michelle" in the award-winning dramatic short film "MOTHER'S DAY MEMORIES" Kat plays "Beverly" in the award-winning indie feature "FATE'S SHADOW: THE WHOLE STORY" and its award-winning short film version FATE'S SHADOW. Ms. Kramer will next be seen as "Violet Grace" in the award-winning indie feature RINGS OF THE UNPROMISED.


A Rolling Stones aficionado, Kat recorded an album of Mick Jagger cover songs titled GEMSTONE: Kat Kramer Sings Mick Jagger... and Keith Richards. Kat served on the Board of Directors of the Hollywood Media Professionals, and she's a founding Board Member of the Palm Springs International Comedy Festival. Kat serves on the Advisory Boards of both the LA Press Club, and the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival.


"Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World" is a unique cinema series showcasing socially-conscious films and documentaries. Kat Kramer established the "Hunt For Humanity Award" which is given to an actorvist who uses their voice to fight for human rights and animal advocacy and environmental justice. The 10th Anniversary will continue with the #SHEROESFORCHANGE mini-film festival and additional #SHERO Award. Ms. Kramer is creating an outreach program called "New Voices For Change" to present original screenplays and theatrical works exploring social issue subjects with an emphasis on global impact, diversity and inclusion.




Final Result

The pancake recipe made about nine pancakes and they were excellent. This recipe is very versatile and can be adjusted in a variety of ways for breakfast, dinner or a snack.

There are plenty of films directed / produced by Stanley Kramer on DVD and Turner Classic Movies.

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