More than 500 people braved the weather to enjoy some hot battered fun at the Brierley Hill Pancake Family Fun Day on Saturday (February 25).
Approximately 10 litres of milk, 8 kilograms of flour and 3 dozen eggs were used by chef Michael Skirving on stage, in the Moor Shopping Centre, to make hundreds of pancakes.
Free crepes with fillings ranging from strawberries and cream to chocolate spread and sugar were handed out to hungry members of the audience, plus dairy-free and gluten-free options were also on offer.
Meanwhile, local public figures tried their hand at the one-minute pancake flipping competition, including the Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Mohammed Hanif, who lost to Deputy Mayor, Councillor Dave Tyler by more than 10 flips.
Local musicians Alice Perry, Jess Murdoch and Jess Silk entertained the audience, while children enjoyed fairground rides and face painting.
Councillor Mohammed Hanif, mayor of Dudley, said:
“The pancake event was huge fun. There was lots of laughter as people tried and often failed to flip their pancakes.
“It was great to see the local community come out to enjoy an event on their doorstep. I know that there are plans for further events in the future and I hope that people continue to enjoy entertainment in their town centre.”
Dudley Council would like to thank the following organisations and people for their input to the pancake event: Iceland, Reverend Ruth Childs, Black Country Steve, Black Country Radio, Barnardos, Pure Gym, 2156 Brierley Hill Squadron Air Cadets, Alan Warwick Butchers, Alice Perry, Jess Murdoch, Jess Silk, Karate Phyllis and Caroline Salter.