Pancake Day archive

  • Wallace & Gromit-style Pancake-omatic built for Pancake Day (video)
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    Wallace & Gromit-style Pancake-omatic built for Pancake Day (video)

    By 8 February 2013

    British egg supplier The Happy Egg Company has commissioned a Rube Goldberg machine to make pancakes that apes the kind of contraptions seen in the Wallace & Gromit cartoons (or the dog food dispenser in Back to the Future). The Pancake-omatic takes a...

  • What is a pancake lens?
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    What is a pancake lens?

    By 8 March 2011

    Today is Pancake Day. Whether you're going to spend your evening flipping bits of fried batter or not is neither here nor there because the kinds of pancakes we're interested in on Pocket-lint are ones you can strap to the front of your camera - pancake...

  • Breville Traditional Crêpe Maker helps Pancake Day run smoothly
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    Breville Traditional Crêpe Maker helps Pancake Day run smoothly

    By 7 March 2011

    For some, namely Christians, Shrove Tuesday is the eve of Lent, a period of fasting and prayer leading up to Easter, and is the last day when those taking part are technically able to feast in preparation. Bizarrely, though, this has prompted the British...