The world’s largest sticky toffee pudding has been made by Farmouse Fare, and raised £10,000 in the process.
Allison Metcalf, site operations manager at the Lancashire-based pudding firm, told British Baker that the record was made official on Friday (23 March).
“We wanted to do something exciting for charity (Macmillan Cancer Support),” said Metcalf. “The most difficult part was the baking of it.” An adapted oven, supplied by Unox, had to be turned on its side and converted from gas to electric in order to bake the giant pud.
It weighed 334kg and took 10.5 hours to bake. Metcalf said the firm trialled the baking of the pudding beforehand, originally baking it at a lower temperature for longer, but this didn’t work. To aid the baking of the middle of the pudding, hollow aluminium tubes were placed through the cake to help the heat disperse more effectively.
The record attempt was supported by supermarket chain Booths, which served up slices of the pudding – which was mixed by hand – in two of its Lancashire stores on 24 and 25 March.
Consumers were asked to make a small donation for a piece of cake to the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.
The previous World Record was for a 200kg pudding.