French chefs whip up world record tiramisu

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Chefs rustled up the world's biggest tiramisu at a food festival in France on Friday, whipping buckets full of eggs, cream, sugar and cocoa into a tonne of the finger-licking Italian treat.

Lyon - Chefs rustled up the world's biggest tiramisu at a food festival in France on Friday, whipping buckets full of eggs, cream, sugar and cocoa into a tonne of the finger-licking Italian treat.

Weighing in at 1,075.92 kilograms (2,367 pounds) the giant tiramisu -- which means "Pick me up," or "Send me to heaven" in Italian -- was officially logged as a new Guiness World Record, according to an AFP reporter.

A dozen pastry chefs worked through the night on the dessert, with an ice rink set up specially at the fair in Villeurbanne near Lyon to keep it chilled.

The giant recipe used up 300 kilos of mascarpone, 60 kilos of cream, 192 of sugar, 180 of boudoir biscuits, 4.8 of cocoa powder and 12 kilos of chocolate.

Chefs also cracked in 72 kilos of egg yolks and 108 of whites -- the equivalent of 4,000 eggs -- as well as 120 litres of water, 9.12 of coffee and 18 litres of marsala wine.

The French tiramisu -- which will be dished up and sold to raise funds for charity -- takes over from the previous record, held by Switzerland for a 782.4 kilo dessert.

AFP/Expatica

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