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French create 'record' tiramisu

A judge from Guiness World Records measures the tiramisu (30/10/09)
The chefs used thousands of eggs to make the giant dessert

A dozen chefs in France have laid claim to rustling up the world's largest Tiramisu dessert, weighing over a tonne and having to be stored in an ice rink.

The cooks worked through the night at a food fair in Villeurbanne near Lyon, in order to complete the record attempt.

It has now been officially recognised by Guiness World Records, French news agency AFP says.

The dessert - which utilised some 4,000 eggs - is being sliced up with money raised going to various charities.

Weighing in at nearly 1,076kg (2,372 lb) the giant tiramisu - which means "pick me up" in Italian - used 300kg of mascarpone cheese, 60kg of cream and 192 kg of sugar.

It also contained about 180kg of biscuits, 12kg of chocolate and nearly 5kg of cocoa powder.

If confirmed, the tiramisu would beat a previous record held by a group in Switzerland, whose dessert weighed in at nearly 783kg.



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