Six things you didn’t know about Pancake Day
It’s Shrove Tuesday on 28 February so practice the perfect toss and impress any foodies with these fun pancake facts…
- Pancake Tuesday (or Shrove Tuesday as it’s commonly known) is a Christian event. It started as a way to use up leftover fatty (and luxury) ingredients such as milk, eggs and flour before Lent fasting starts on Ash Wednesday.
- If you can toss a pancake and keep it in one piece try beating the world record and flip it more than 349 times in only two minutes.
- Mike Cuzzacrea ran the New York marathon in 1999 in three hours, two minutes and 27 seconds while tossing a pancake.
- In total, Brits use an incredible 52 million eggs on Pancake Day. That’s 22 million more than any other day.
- The largest pancake ever made measured 15 metres in diameter – you’ll need a lot of sugar and lemon for that one.
- The most watched pancake related video on YouTube is Pingu making a pancake mess of his igloo. He’s had over 14 million hits to date. Watch it here:
Words: Aimee Stanton