What do you miss most about Christmas? The amazing decorations, gifts, and delicious food!
You must have heard of and tested different kinds of puddings if you have a sweet tooth. They are one of the most famous desserts, particularly during Christmas.
Chefs and foodies around the world have done some amazing experiments with this sweet dish to create some astounding world records. Starting from the largest pudding to the fastest eater, each of them has their own unique story.
Let’s have a look at some of the world records this dessert has created:
Made by the villagers of Aughton, Lancashire, this particular dessert was quite different from your traditional Christmas puddings. This humongous pudding weighed 3.28 tons or 7321 lbs 1 oz. It took them 8 days to create the dessert before the Aughton Pudding Festival.
To celebrate the British Food Fortnight, experts from Hovis baked the largest bread and butter pudding. This 7 ft by 5 ft gigantic dessert was made by 100 slices of bread, 56 eggs, 70 apples, semi-skimmed milk, and low-fat margarine. Seven expert chefs worked hard for 49 hours to create this pudding. This pudding was so huge that it required a specially designed tray for baking.
As we have great traditional puddings breaking records, we have great eaters as well. Molly Schuyler, a competitive eater, gulped a massive 12 pounds of pudding within 3 minutes. She successfully beat the record of Donald Cunningham, who created the record by consuming 2.94 pounds of pudding in 2010.
Watch out Molly Schuyler's Guinness World Record for eating the most pudding in three minutes on "Dish Nation"
While everyone is trying to create the largest version of their favourite pudding, Indians have their favourite as well. On May 31, 2015, Dr.Vasanth Vijayji Mahara made the largest serving of the rice pudding on behalf of Shree Parshwa Padmavathi Seva Trust placed in Krishnagiri, Tamilnadu, India. The pudding weighted 2,070 kg or 4,563.56 lbs.
Sticky date pudding is one of the most popular desserts and is perfect for any occasion. Considering its popularity, some people at Farmhouse Fare baked a 334 kg sticky date pudding. This is the largest sticky date pudding anyone has ever made. It required almost 90 kg of sugar, 200 eggs, and 10 hours to bake the pudding. And what makes it special is that they did it to raise money for the Macmillian Cancer Support!
While everyone is busy creating the largest puddings in the world, other creative chefs are focusing on special ingredients to make them the most expensive puddings. Marc Guibert from Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel in Windermere created a chocolate pudding using Belgian chocolate, orange, whiskey, champagne caviar, and diamonds. And the price of creating this pudding was $34,440… and not all of it is even edible! To enjoy this luxurious dessert, you need to give the hotel a three weeks’ notice, with a down payment.
People with a sweet tooth don't need any occasion to eat puddings or desserts, but some people love to experiment with their baking and impress us with their amazing creation. Whether it's the largest pudding or the most expensive one, it’s nice to know that people love pudding so much they want to push its limits.
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