Nick’s perfect pancake day recipe

Whether you’re a fan of the traditional lemon and sugar, or a savoury version is more your thing – follow Executive Chef Nick’s recipe for the most moreish pancakes you’ll scoff this year.


Serves four:

  • 200g plain flour
  • 400ml milk
  • 2 large eggs to be lightly whisked
  • Generous chunk of butter
  • A pinch of Cornish salt
  • Splash of olive oil or butter for cooking


Melt the butter and allow it to cool. Then put your flour, eggs, milk (bit by bit) and pinch of salt into a bowl. Whisk together and then slowly stir in the butter to create a smooth batter. Set aside for half an hour or so to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away.

Using a medium flat frying pan on a medium heat, carefully wipe it with some oiled or buttered kitchen paper. When it’s hot, pour the batter into the pan and allow it to bubble in the middle. Once your pancake is looking golden underneath (one minute should be enough), use a spatula to lift the edges and loosen from the bottom of the pan. And now the fun bit – flip it!


1. Our friends at Lynher Dairies are making us peckish with their Cornish Yarg, squash and sage pancake recipe.

2. Equally we’re head over heels for Rodda’s chocolate and banana combo.

3. Cornish Orchards spicy apple pancakes with mulled cider sauce will satiate your sweet tooth.

4. Olive Magazine’s smoked salmon pancakes with lemon and caper crème fraiche is our new best friend.

5. And don’t forget, we’ve given our American-style pancakes a permanent place on our brunch menu, so you can tuck into them all year round.