Enjoy five-star luxury at home this Pancake Day with our scrumptious pancake recipe produced by none other than our Orangery kitchen team.

In just 5 small steps, create the fluffiest American pancakes and be on your way to serving up a stack of luxury in your very own home.

Toppings are negotiable, but we love the classic maple syrup and butter!

Continuing reading to perfect your pancakes in time for the big day.

Happy flipping.


  • 135g/4¾oz Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Caster Sugar
  • 130ml/4½fl oz Milk
  • 1 Large Egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp Melted Butter (allowed to cool slightly) or Olive Oil, plus extra for cooking

To serve

  • Maple Syrup
  • Butter
  • Or your preferred choice of topping


  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and caster sugar into a large bowl. In a separate bowl or jug, lightly whisk together the milk and egg, then whisk in the melted butter.
  2. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and, using a fork, beat until you have a smooth batter. Any lumps will soon disappear with a little mixing. Let the batter stand for a few minutes.
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a knob of butter. When it's melted, add a ladle of batter (or two if your frying pan is big enough to cook two pancakes at the same time). It will seem very thick, but this is how it should be. Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown, and the pancake has risen to about 1cm/½in thick.
  4. Repeat until all the batter is used up. You can keep the pancakes warm in a low oven, but they taste best fresh out the pan.
  5. Serve with lashings of real maple syrup and extra butter if you like.

Be sure to tag us in your pancake pictures if you use the recipe provided. We'd love to see your re-creations!

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