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February 16, 2021 | by: Tony Enman

Fun Facts About Pancakes For Your Pancake Tuesday

Pancakes are a delicious breakfast staple and they are typically celebrated on Shrove Tuesday (also known as Pancake Tuesday).

Here are some fun, and random facts, about pancakes:

– The first pancakes were fried concoctions called Alita Dolcia (“another sweet” in Latin) and were made by Romans in the 1st Century AD. They were made from milk, flour, eggs and spices

– William Shakespeare liked pancakes, often mentioning them in his play

– According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “flat as a pancake”, has been a catchphrase since at least 1611

– The biggest pancake in the world weighed 6,614 pounds and was over 49 feet in diameter

– The Guinness World Record for the most pancakes served in 8 hours by a team is 34,818

– The town of Olney in England hosts an annual pancake race in celebration of “Pancake Day.” They’ve done it every year since 1445