Italian town sets new Tiramisù record

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Photo: Gemona Turismo
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The northern Italian town of Gemona has set the record for the largest Tiramisù in culinary history.

Weighing in at 3,015 kilos, the giant coffee-flavoured dessert beats the previous Guinness World Record set in March by over 1,000 kilos.

Around 200 people, including 30 pastry chefs from across the local area helped to make the creamy dessert on Saturday, which consisted of 250 trays of Tiramisù. 

Around 200 people helped to make the dessert. Photo: Gemona Turismo

The dish was made as part of a competition among local shopkeepers in the town, organized by the Conserva association. The project was sponsored by several local businesses, including local cake shops in the region.

Around 20,000 people came to watch as a crane was used to weigh the Tiramisù, before tucking in to the dessert.

“People told us it was the biggest and the best Tiramisù they had ever tasted,” Conserva’s vice president Mirko Ricci told The Local. 

A crane is used to weigh the dessert. Photo: Gemona Turismo

He said that the association had decided to break the record after reading about the record-breaking Tiramisù made in 2014 in Piove di Sacco, in the Veneto region. 

“It was only when we started making preparations this year that Guinness World Record judge Lorenzo Veltri told us that this record had already been broken in Bahrain. So we had to recalculate!” 

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Translating literally as “pick-me-up”, the creamy coffee-flavoured dessert consists of ladyfingers dipped in coffee layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar and mascarpone cheese flavoured with cocoa.

It's a record! Gemona celebrates the record-breaking dessert. Photo: Gemona Turismo

Last year the Italian restaurant credited with inventing Tiramisù closed down, blaming the financial crisis. 

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