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Air fryer pancake hack that makes a stack with ‘less mess’ goes viral

Have you tried this ‘easy hack’ for Pancake Day?

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Currys have released a less messy and easy to do pancake hack in time for Shrove Tuesday.

If you’re having pancakes for tea tomorrow but you’re not looking forward to the mess involved, and the potential fails, then this TikTok pancake hack might be the best method for you.

Retail giant Currys have posted a video on their TikTok account which shows what they claim to be an easy way to cook the perfect pancake for the national day, on Tuesday February 20th – where homes across the UK will fry and flip batter mixture.

The hack shows someone using an air fryer to cook a whole stack of the fluffy discs rather than the traditional frying pan method — which can lead to some epic pancake fails and utter disappointment on the day.

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First things first, you will need an air fryer and then you will need to have your mixture ready to go. Toppings of choice should be on hand to add once your perfect pancakes are ready.

In the video, the person has cut up small sheets of non-stick baking paper and then placed them into the drawer of the air fryer before pouring a small amount of pancake mixture onto each sheet and closing the drawer of the air fryer while the batter cooks.

You can cook more than one pancake at a time if the drawer to your air fryer is deep enough, and you will need to pour a round amount of the mixture onto the centre of the sheet with plenty of room around the edges so that it doesn’t roll off the edge. You will also need to make sure the consistency of the batter isn’t too runny either.

The electronics chain claims this method will give you the perfect pancake every time and will save you on burning your pancake and your frying pan. The clip has since gone viral with hundreds of people commenting on the unusual cooking method.

In disbelief, one person said: “Right, can someone go and try this before I mess up my air fryer, thanks.” Another added: “Too perfect to be real.”

A third sceptic put: “The end result looks shop bought. You don’t get that level of browning with that method.” But a forth insisted: “I’ve done these in the air fryer. Add baking powder and yes, they brown like this.”

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Dad accidentally buys 60 pairs of reading glasses

‘He thought the packaging was a little excessive’

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A dad accidentally bought 60 pairs of reading glasses after misreading an order.

The dad has gone viral on Twitter for his massive order of reading spectacles. He was left baffled as to why the parcel was so full when it arrived at his address on Sunday March 26th, leaving his son in stitches.

Tom Arnold, 61, from Perranporth in Cornwall, thought he’d only ordered one pack to share with his wife — not a whole shop’s worth. Radio and podcast host, Chris Arnold could not stop laughing as he witnessed his dad open the parcel with a bewildered look on his face.

The viral tweet read: “My Dad has accidentally bought 60 pairs of reading glasses off the internet after misreading the quantity of his order.”

Speaking about the mishap, Chris said: “I just found it hilarious, he said he thought the packaging was excessive, then he opened it up and the box was full.

“He seemed confused as to what had happened. We looked at the order and he had ordered 12 packs instead of one, as they were for him and my mum, plus spares. The order came to over £100 but he’s managed to get a refund!”

He described the incident as ‘very funny indeed’, saying it ‘cheered up’ him and his family. As the tweet went viral and accumulated thousands of likes, Specsavers jumped in on the banter as they tweeted: “Do we even need to say it?”

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Chris joked in reply: “At this point guys, I don’t think you do. P.S. Are you interested in buying 59 pairs of reading glasses off my dad?”

They hilariously replied: “If you can’t shift them you might want to consider adding an extra 118 eyes to your dad’s face.”

Specsavers tweeted an update on the situation: “The glasses have been safely returned, but Chris’ dad deserves a bit of good luck. How about a free eye test and a brand-new pair of glasses for good measure?

“You really should’ve gone to Specsavers.”

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Aldi is selling wearable sleeping bags for ultimate comfort

Suitable for festival season!

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Aldi is now selling wearable sleeping bags for ultimate comfort — they even have arm and leg sections.

If you love to go to budget supermarket Aldi and have a wander over to the middle aisle, you’ll know you can find all sorts of handy and unusual things to buy.

Aldi shopper and TikTok user Paris de Jager sharedwith her followers how she picked up a wearable sleeping bag ‘onesie’, that even has leg and arm sections.

The social media user upload a video to her TikTok account @parisdejager showing her modelling the bright pink seasonal must have.

She wrote in a caption: “The sleeping bag one-z you never knew you needed until now.”

She ‘catwalked’ in her home as she showed off her incredible new bag suit by Adventuridge, looking ‘snug as a bug’.

Her video has racked up over 137k likes and many people were amazed at her incredible Aldi find.

Her followers flocked to comment and rave about the hot pink cosy number.

One said: “might just have to purchase for DofE.” Another added: “need for weekends.”

And a third joked: “Glastonbudget.” A fourth chimed in : “My reading outfit sorted.”

Aldi launched a similar wearable sleeping bag last year, and it weren’t long before the cosy suit sold out online.

You can purchase a wearable sleeping bag in time for festival season here.

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Grandma, 85, from Greater Manchester chosen as face of new Adidas advert

Well done, Barbara!

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BBC & Adidas

A ‘fit as a fiddle’ charity runner, 85, from Greater Manchester has been chosen to be one of the faces of a new Adidas advert.

Barbara Thackray, a grandmother from Altrincham, runs 10k twice a week to keep fit. She has been chosen — alongside the likes of Liverpool footballer, Mo Salah, Qatari hurdler Mariam Farid and Egyptian runner Khadija Hegazy in the new TV and YouTube advert — as one of the faces of to feature in it.

The retired college lecturer took up running eight years ago, aged 77, to raise funds for St Ann’s Hospice in Heald Green, Stockport.

She has been raising money for the hospice since her sister died there in the 1990s.

She said she watched the new advert ‘on a little screen’ and it was ‘fine’, adding: “So long as they were prepared to make a significant donation to St Ann’s Hospice, I felt ok about it.”

Ms Thackray has raised over £20,000 for St Ann’s Hospice in just a few short years, having been a champion of the organisation for over 10 years — including during her sister’s illness and eventual passing.

She’s not planning on stopping running any time soon.

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