Check it out: The 400-foot baguette that is officially the world's longest
Guinness World Records has certified a 122-meter-long (400-foot-long) baguette baked at the Milan Expo 2015 World's Fair as the longest in the world.
Milan: Guinness World Records has certified a 122-meter-long (400-foot-long) baguette baked at the Milan Expo 2015 World's Fair as the longest in the world.
Some 60 French and Italian bakers worked nearly seven hours on Sunday to bake the French bread characterized by its soft middle and crusty exterior.
They methodically moved a specially designed portable oven along the length of the doughy preparation.
The bakers worked at a rate of 20 meters (66 feet) an hour, their progress complicated by working outdoors and the biggest challenge was to avoid any breakage. "It's very difficult to do a big baguette because we are outside, you know, the temperature, it's cold and we are outside so for the dough it's not easy," said Dominique Anract, one of the bakers and owner of the La Pompadour bakery in Paris. Putting a plastic cover over the dough helped.
The Italian maker of Nutella, Ferrero, backed the enterprise to beat the 111-meter (364-foot) record held by a French supermarket chain.
The bakers succeeded and the Guinness World Records judge present at the event certified the baguette as being the longest one in the world.
Once certified as a record-breaker, the baguette was cut and smeared with Nutella to share with the hundreds of Expo goers who celebrated the record.
It was at least the fourth world record declared during the six-month Expo, which closes 31 October, including the longest pizza at 1.5954 kilometers, or nearly a mile long.
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