Chef breaks world record for tallest pancake stack

Man breaks the record for largest stack of pancakes.
Man breaks the record for largest stack of pancakes. Photo: The Telegraph London/ F Stop Press

The Guinness World Record for the tallest stack of pancakes has been toppled after Chef James Haywood piled 213 pancakes on top of each other.

The creation was constructed at Center Parcs in Sherwood Forest, Nottingham, on Monday and required four people to help helpers to cook and assemble.

As it turns out, breaking the world record for a pancake stack is a very technical matter, requiring a spirit level and some very consistent pancake sizes.

Once completed, the stack measured just over a metre at 101.8cm
Once completed, the stack measured just over a metre at 101.8cm 

Thankfully James' pancakes measured up to the exacting standards of the official Guinness World Records adjudicator.

Once completed, the stack measured just over a metre at 101.8cm and stood unsupported for five seconds - enough to allow Mr Haywood to claim the record in time for Pancake Day.

James, 43, said: "It's a complete relief after all the work that's gone into it. I'm very proud."

And if you fancy making something similar you'll need 14 bags of flour, over 700 eggs and 26 pints of milk.

The Telegraph, London