Two-tonne tiramisu brings record back to Switzerland

23rd May 2010, Comments 0 comments

Swiss volunteers have whipped up the world's biggest tiramisu weighing 2.3 tonnes, regaining the record they lost to a group of French bakers last year, Swiss newswire ATS reported Sunday.

Around 155 volunteers from the Italian community of Porrentruy in western Switzerland spent 14 hours making the enormous dessert at the town's ice-skating rink, said restaurateur Nicola Maurizio.

Measuring eight centimetres (nearly three inches) high and 50 square metres in area, the giant dessert was made with 799 kilos (1,761 pounds) of mascarpone cheese, 6,400 eggs, 350 litres of cream, 189 kilos of sugar, 300 litres of coffee, 35 kilos of cocoa, 66 kilos of liqueur and 64,000 biscuits.

"The tiramisu weighs exactly 2,310 tonnes and 80 grams," said Maurizio.

The record was registered just after 10pm on Saturday by the Guinness Book of Records after hygiene checks, according to ATS.

The previous record was set by bakers from the French city of Lyon last October with a tiramisu weighing 1,075.9 kilos -- beating Porrentruy's own record of 782 kilos set in 2007.

© 2010 AFP

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