Northern Ireland’s Allied Bake-ries are waiting to hear from the Guinness World Records to see if they have beaten the world record for the largest number of people tossing pancakes.
A total of 206 people tossed Kingsmill Giant Pancakes simultaneously for 30 seconds, breaking the previous record of 108. The bakery received support from the Coors Light Belfast Giants ice hockey team.
According to Allied Bake-ries Ireland (ABI) it produced 3.1 million pancakes last week to cope with the demand for Shrove Tuesday. "In the past six years, we have been able to treble our hourly pancake capacity," said MD Alan Hempton. "This year, we estimate that we will produce 4.5% more pancakes than we did in 2007 - which is a lot of pancakes."
To cope with the demand, ABI’s flour supplies from Neill’s Flour Mill in Belfast increased to 96 tonnes, while the bakery’s buttermilk supply from Dale Farm increased to 76,000 pints. Glenshane Eggs in Maghera also supplied ABI with 338,000 eggs.