On Hanukkah, it is customary to make pancakes - salty or sweet, and soaked in oil in memory of the miracle.
At the Modiin Palace sheltered housing, at the initiative of one of the tenants, they decided to go further - and create the largest pancake in the world.
"This is not the first time we're breaking Guinness World Records," says Janet Caesari, 75, the initiator of Operation Pancake.
"On Independence Day a year ago, tenants knitted the largest Israeli flag in the world, and on Pesach we made a tower of matzah and a chocolate spread that was the tallest in the world. This time the idea came from me. This is a recipe by my grandmother "In this case, of course, we doubled the amounts of materials."
The management of the sheltered housing cooperated, Janet provided an old recipe for her grandmother, and the pancake was launched in the middle of last week with the help of home chef Gilad Arslan.
87 kg of potatoes, 60 eggs, 17 kg of flour, 300 grams of salt and 300 grams of black pepper together formed the largest pancake in the world - 1.60 m in diameter.
"I'm like a smurf next to this thing," Janet laughs, "it took six hours to make the pancake."
And what did they do with the pancake after it was made?
Well, Grandma's recipe requires an appropriate analogy directly from the number of children's cliff songs: Grandma fried a pancake, a hot, salty pancake.
To whom did she give?
For the residents who participated in the preparation, for the staff, for those staying in the nursing ward, and even for the fighters at the Maccabim crossing near Modi'in.
"It's a kind of Hanukkah miracle that one core was enough for 280 people," says Janet with a smile, "Congratulations to the team that went with my craziness."
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