A team of chefs in Turkey earned a world record for the biggest baklava with a huge plate of the pastry delicacy with a weight of more than half a ton. The gigantic baklava was introduced at a “Gastronomy Summit” held in Ankara, in which a bunch of visitors struggled for a piece of the pastry.
Mehmet Kanbur, who headed the team of 14 chefs and also works as the chief of the Mado patisserie chain in Turkey, stated the baklava had a weight of 518 kilos – which is more than 2 times in weight as compared to the earlier record holder. The said baklava was worked for half a year.
The accomplishment was verified by a Guinness World Records representative who supervised the activity through the use of a video link, as reported by the state-run Anadolu Agency.
Baklava, whose source is debated among Turkey and Greece, is cooked with new pistachios or walnuts and a sparkling honey glaze placed in the top of the puffed delicacy.
“This is, of course, Turkey’s achievement, Turkey’s baklava. As you know Turkish people are born eating sweets and die eating sweets… This is what we say to the whole world: eat sweet, talk sweet.”
“This record is a sweet message to the world. Let’s not talk fighting, let’s talk sweet.”