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Icing on the cake for record-breaking Mid Cheshire College bakers
A SPOT in the Guinness Book of World records proved to be the icing on the cake for artisans at Mid Cheshire College when their Great British bake off produced the world’s largest Chelsea Bun.
Hospitality and catering students at the Hartford campus were intent on ‘raisin’ the bar with a gigantic traditional English treat to celebrate British Baking Week, raising money for Great Ormond Street and encouraging the nation to get baking.
To be the first of its kind to enter the Guinness Book of World Records the creation had to taste as good as it looked.
And the proof was certainly in the pudding as slices of the giant bun sold like hot cakes to staff and students, with all proceeds going to the college’s charity, African Support and Assistance Project.
"We made this Chelsea bun using traditional methods,” said head of catering at the college Lorna McKenzie.
“It was great fun and for a great cause and to set a world record at the same time thanks to the student's hard work and enthusiasm is quite an achievement."
The great bake took a team of 11 catering students and tutor Kevin Dutton more than four hours of rolling, kneading and glazing to complete.
Made with 7,500g flour, 900g sugar, 32 eggs, 900g margarine and 13,000g of all-important raisins and currants the gigantic cake weighed in at 24kg and measured 113cm long, 65.5cm wide and 9cm deep.
Originally created at the Bun House in Chelsea during the 18th century, the Chelsea Bun was a royal favourite and has traditionally been prepared using a rich yeast dough flavoured with lemon peel and cinnamon.
Currants or raisins, brown sugar and butter are all added before the dough is rolled into an iconic spiral shape and glazed with water and sugar after baking.
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