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Pancake

Beverley Pancake Race 2018

Spectators Welcome, come and enjoy the fun!

Big Beverley Charity Pancake Race

Sunday 11th February 2018, 11.15am – 1.00pm, Wednesday Market, Beverley

All teams welcome, round up a team of 4 willing pancake tossers 

                   Programme for the Day

Beverley Town Council & Rotary Club Gazebo’s Wednesday Market & Butcher Row

11.00 am – Arrival & Registration of teams

11.20 am – Photographs by local newspapers

11.30 am - Race heats

Winners Presentations

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

Gentlemanly and gentlewomanly behaviour will be strictly observed at all times.
Safe racing is expected at all times. 
The pancakes must not be propelled in the direction of other participants or spectators as this may constitute to egg, salt and pancake battering!
The decisions of the Pancake Umpires will be final whatever conclusions the participants may come to.

 

Pancakes – A Brief history

Pancakes date back to Ancient Romans using a batter made of flour, egg and milk. Depending on proportion of ingredients and the way the batter was prepared; the finished product could be pancakes, fritters or omelettes. Their direct ancestors are the Neolithic flatbreads baked on the stones.

Crepes (English Pancakes) date back to medieval times but today they are consumed around the world as almost every culture has adopted pancake variations to their own culinary recipes.

'Shrove' originally comes from the archaic English verb 'to shrive' which means to absolve people of their sins. It was common in the Middle Ages for 'shriveners' (priests) to hear people's confessions at this time, to prepare them for Lent, as priests do today.

In France, crêpes are traditionally served on Candlemas. The belief was that if you could catch the crêpe with a frying pan after tossing it in the air with your left hand and holding a gold coin in your right hand, you would become rich that year.

In the United Kingdom, crêpes are traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day). The tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday is almost 1000 years old and goes back to Medieval times in an endeavor to empty pantries from fatty food, such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent

Pancakes were first mentioned in English culinary manuscripts back in 1430.

The largest number of pancakes tossed in the shortest amount of time in the UK is 349 tosses in 2 minutes (Dean Gould at Felixstowe, Suffolk, 14 January 1995).

The longest race in the quickest time was held in Melbourne, Australia. Jan Stickland covered 384m in 59.5 seconds on 19 February 1995.

The largest pancake ever made and flipped measured 15.01m wide, 2.5cm deep and weighed 3 tonnes (Rochdale, Greater Manchester, August 1994).

The world’s biggest pancake was cooked in Rochdale (Greater Manchester) in 1994, which was 15 metres in diameter, weighted three tonnes and had an estimated two million calories.

Celebrity chef Aldo Zilli in 2005 set the world record for the highest pancake toss at 329cm.

One pancake fan ran a marathon while continually tossing a pancake for three hours, two minutes and twenty seven seconds

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