144 On The Hill: American Pancake Recipe

Whether you’re more of a lemon and sugar traditionalist or you like to throw in a chocolate chip or two and make them fluffy, pancakes are wonderfully versatile. If you’ve got flour, eggs, milk and butter you’re already two steps ahead of the game!

So without further ado, our chef Jessen, shares his favourite recipe for this years Pancake Day!

Serves 4-6


  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of backing powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 30g of butter (clarified, melted & cooled)
  • 300ml of milk
  • 225g of plain flour
  • A knob of butter for frying



Cheat sheet - if you have a food processor, pop all your ingredients in for the batter and blitz!

If you’re keeping it real, first you pop your weighed out flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a bowl and create a well. Pour your beaten eggs into the well and begin to mix, pulling all of those dry ingredients together, then add your melted butter and milk and make sure all your ingredients are well mixed.

Top tip - transfer your mixture into a jug! It’s much easier to pour the batter than it is to spoon it out.

Heat your pan and begin making your pancakes! When you cook your pancakes remember that when the upper side of the pancake is blistering and bubbling, it’s time to flip the pancake over. From there it will only need about 1 minute on the pan - and voila! Your first pancake is made.


To top:

Here at 144 we opt for a garnish of seasonal berries and topped with vanilla whipped cream. Or if you’re feeling all American then we would suggest maple glazed smoked sweet cure streaky bacon.

Used our recipe? Be sure to share on socials and tag us so we can see your creations. Happy Pancake Day!

Opening image from @coffeeandbrunch uk on IG