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Fun facts about Pancake Day

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Koddy Mendez.JPGPhoto credit: Koddy MendezAhhh Pancake Day! The one day of the year where you can get away with having pancakes for dinner! (or all day) 

 

A very sweet and savoury treat, whether you like chocolate sauce or maple syrup – we can save that debate for another time.  

 

One thing you should remember, after you cook scrumptious pancake, what should you do with the oil?

 

As you know, when cooking oil gets dumped down the drain, it contributes to horrendous fatbergs, which block our sewers. 

 

What can you do to help our Sewper Heroes? Glad you asked!

 

Instead of pouring fats and oils down the sink, collect them in a container (such as a yogurt pot or jam jar) and leave them to cool down.

 

Once set, you can scoop them out and pop them straight in the bin.

 

Your local council may also have a special way to dispose of fat, oil and grease. Please check with them for more information.

 

Now let’s get on with the fun facts about Pancake Day (useless trivia to impress your mates!)

 

Did you know…

 

  • The most flips anyone has ever done with a pancake: 349 flips in two minutes! That’s some savvy wrist action right there.

 

  • The Guinness Book of Records for the most pancakes served in eight hours is 34,818.

 

  • We all have our quirks when it comes to toppings, but some of the most unusual toppings turned out to be sour cream and caviar, ketchup and mustard, peanut butter mixed with ice cream, cream cheese and strawberries.

 

  • The famous playwright William Shakespeare loved pancakes so much; he mentioned them in some of his plays. (All’s Well That Ends Well and As You Like It)

 

  • In England, we use an unbelievable 52 million eggs on Pancake Day! That’s 22 million more than any other day.

If you’re still looking for a recipe, don’t worry, I got you covered!

Allergy Free Pancakes (Egg, Milk and Gluten Free)

Fool Proof Tradition English Pancakes

 

Bon Appetit!