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Half-km long pastry set to enter Limca record

A half-kilometre long sweet pastry baked in Nagpur by a chef and his student team is making its way into entering the Limca Book of Records.

india Updated: Jul 20, 2007 14:59 IST

A half-kilometre long sweet pastry is making its way into entering the Limca Book of Records. The 523.5 metre long cake-delight was baked in Nagpur by a chef and his student team.

The city witnessed the challenging task of baking what could become the longest pastry in India under the watchful eye of representatives of the Limca Book of Records.

The "delicious" effort according to pastry maker Chef Sunil Sakharkar could take an individual eating normally over 13 years to consume in total, but took just 60 minutes to bake.

The pastry weighing 315.84 kgs could also be the heaviest the country has ever made, Sunil said on Thursday.

The eggless pineapple pastry measured 2 inches in height and 1.5 inches in width. It was topped with 70 kgs of rich whip topping.

A team of 35 students of Government Institute of Hotel Management, under the supervision of Sakharkar achieved this immense task.

Meticulous planning and supervision was needed to make the pastry in under 60 minutes, while the event, held recently, was coordinated by Chef Cherag Roointon from Rich Kwality Pvt Ltd.

"The two-tier pastry was topped with dairy free topping to keep it stable," Roointon said.

The detailed ingredients of the pastry that could interest the baker among readers include 81 kg of flour and 31 kg of eggless cake-mix.

The pastry also used up 31 kg of sugar, 71 kg of cake gel, 6.5 kg of oil and 12.5 litres of pineapple crush, he said.
Thirteen kg of cherries, two kg of canned pineapple and 2.5 kg of pineapple essence added rich flavour to the 70 kg of topping.