01/03/2017

Pancake Day: Breakfast Club Challenge

The Breakfast Club Pancake Day Challenge - £20

Pancake day is here again, and we couldn't think of a better time (excuse) for I, James to do my first food challenge! We rocked up straight after work, not thinking about the popularity of this place, especially on this day of the year. We queued for an hour and a half, but after psyching myself up all day for this, I wasn't just going to walk away. Jessica and Charlyn ending up opting for the pancake day special of salted caramel banoffee. 

The challenge was 12 pancakes, in 12 minutes. Every single part including the toppings must be eaten. And to my surprise, at the last second, with only the tiniest glass of water to last me the duration. 

Finish, and it's free, don't finish, and it's £20. All the profits made would go to Create, a charity which uses the power of Creative Arts to transform the lives of young carers. 

Salted caramel banoffee - £9

In walked the two waiters, one with the pancakes, and one with a whistle, a stopwatch and a phone to take my photo. Surrounding tables looked on with rallying looks of encouragement and endearment, but I couldn't let the fame get to my head. It was down to business.

I made a strong start, on track with pancake a minute, but only for about the first 4 minutes. Maybe I got a bit too confident and subconsciously slowed down, but not long after, I realised this was going to be a lot harder than it first looked. 

The maple syrup and cream wasn't enough to stop it being too dry, without the water which would've made things so much easier. I lost momentum and was quickly down to a pancake every two minutes, and in the end, miserably failed with only 7 out of 12 pancakes eaten. 

I was applauded, but all that's now left to show for my efforts, is a free keyring! Everyone's a winner really. Oh, and then they took another photo of me with a sign carrying the comforting words of 'Epic Fail.' 

Cheers!

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  1. Wow those pancakes look delish! Don't think I could of beaten the challage either!

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    1. It was so good, but way too much haha

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  2. I do not think I could handle a food challenge at all! I get too full too quick. However id I was ever to partake in one this one sounds grear especially as the money goes to charity! X
    Lola Mia // www.lolitabonita.co.uk

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    1. Yeah exactly, don't think James would have done it otherwise if it didn't go to a good cause in the end.

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  3. Aww, at least you tried, James! I couldn't have made it to four without bursting. I probably would have gone for the salted caramel myself 😍 Way to go with your first food challenge!

    Breanna Catharina
    toocuteforlife.com

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    1. Salted caramel was defo a better choice for myself!

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  4. Those pancakes look amazing! But to get them all eaten in 12 minutes I could never do that either! Sounds like it would be a great laugh though :)!

    L xo
    www.lindsaymurrell.co.uk

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    1. It was such a laugh to watch and all for a good cause in the end!

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  5. i'm literally drooling at these pancakes oh my god
    Vicki x
    http://neverlandvicki.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They were pretty damn tasty!

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  6. OMG, it looks so so good! Although there are so many pancakes! And if you couldn't eat everything, I don't see how I could ever! We had savory crΓͺpes last Tuesday and I was done after two ahah! xx C&K

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    1. I know right, wish we had a balance of sweet and savoury on our table now.

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  7. Wow those pancakes look amazing. What a fab idea with the pancake challenge. Eating 7 is a real achievement, Chloe #TeacupClub

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    1. 7 is still really good considering!

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  8. Oh my these pancakes look amazing !!! πŸ’–

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    1. They were so so good!

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  9. These pancakes look delish! I had pancakes for lunch today but this post is making me want more! I don't think I'd be able to eat 12 in 12 minutes though!

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    1. Don't think we'll be eating pancakes for a while now haha

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  10. Omg this challenge sounds absolutely amazing! The pancakes look so delicious - I think I'd fail the challenge though x

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    1. Hopefully there will be more challenges to come and one to succeed haha

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  11. I think you did a great job, there's no shadow of a doubt I'd barely eat 4 let alone 12! £20 is definitely worth it though as everything looks so delicious.

    Lizzie Bee // hello lizzie bee

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    1. It was most defo worth it!

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  12. Those pancakes look absolutely delicious and despite not finishing the challenge, you did manage to eat 7 out of the needed which was more than half, so you did great.

    (Is it sad that if given the chance and at the right moment, I'd probably eat it all and then sleep forever? I'm that kid. -.-)

    mchi | mchiouji — http://blog.mchiouji.me
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    1. Hahaha that would be such a plan, eat them all and sleep forever!

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  13. Those pancakes look delicious!
    I think seven is a good effort, I'd probably manage about that many too. Did you get to eat them all in the end after the challenge?

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    1. Yeah we managed to take the rest home after, don't think he could have finished them straight after haha

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  14. Oh my word I would have failed so bad!!! What a great idea though haha a little bit of fun too! I like that they give the profits to a charity for young carers thats so thoughtful!! Well done for playing a strong game, you defo did better than I'd be able to!

    www.mylifeinrosetintedglasses.com

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    1. It was so fun, especially to watch! Defo worth doing it and failing knowing that it goes to a good cause.

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  15. There is no way I could have done that either! But how amazing do they look???

    So jealous. I've not had pancakes in ages! Not even on pancake day :(

    Lots of love
    Charlene McElhinney
    @blogabtnothing1
    www.charlenemcelhinney.co.uk

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    1. They were defo picture perfect! Oh no, you could have helped finish off the rest we had, so many left over!

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