Staff at a London-based food TV channel have claimed the world record for building the highest stack of pancakes.

Measuring 32 inches, the tower beats the current title held by two hotel chefs from Glasgow by 2.5 inches.

The TV team spent 13 hours cooking 725 pancakes to create their stack to celebrate Pancake Day.

They mixed 253 eggs, 11lbs of flour and 26 pints of milk.

Nick Thorogood, Managing Director of Food Network UK said: "We wanted to celebrate this year’s Pancake Day with something a little different and what better way than to create a giant stack of pancakes!"

The pancakes were later eaten by the staff at Food Network, based in Buckingham Palace Road, SW1.

Did you know?

  • The highest pancake flip ever was 9.17 metres, at the Palace Theatre in New York in 2010
  • The largest pancake ever made was 15m long, cooked in Rochdale in 1994
  • The most number of pancakes eaten in 1 hour by an individual is 855, recorded in 2006.