It ALWAYS catches us out.Pancake day arrives when we’ve run out of eggs or lemon! Shrove Tuesday is on 25th February so we’re determined to be prepared and squeeze a pancake or 10 into our bellies this year!
This has got us wondering... what are the world pancake records? Largest? Most eaten?... well if you’re now wondering too, wonder no more!...
Worlds Largest Pancake Cooked in Rochdale in 1994 this pancake had to be flipped by cranes, it was nearly 50ft (15m) in diameter!
Most Pancakes Eaten Competitive eater Matt Stonie ate 113 pancakes in just eight minutes at a competition in Chico, California, USA in 2016. However eating competitions are highly dangerous and there are numerous deaths caused by entering them. At a Sacred Heart University (Connecticut, USA) event in 2017, a 20-year-old female student died as a result of a pancake-eating contest. She died by choking, so do not try this. Ever.
Tallest Pancake Stack The tallest stack of pancakes is 101.8 cm (3 ft 4 in) and was made by Center Parcs Sherwood Forest (UK), on 8th February 2016. The stack was made of 213 pancakes.
Basic Pancake Recipe
100g plain flour
2 large eggs
Put 100g plain flour, 2 large eggs, 300ml milk, 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter.
Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away.
Set a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper.
When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low oven as you go.
Serve with lemon wedges and caster sugar, or your favourite filling. Once cold, you can layer the pancakes between baking parchment, then wrap in cling film and freeze for up to 2 months.