It was not surprising that a group of Italian chefs broke the record for baking the world’s largest pizza.
The pizza was called Ottavia, after Rome’s first emperor, Octavian Augustus, a well-known pizza lover.
It was considered as the world’s largest round and gluten-free pizza.
The humongous 25.6-ton Italian food has covers an area of nearly 1/3 of an acre with a 131 feet in diameter and a circumference of more than the length of a standard football field.
It snatched the previous record of the largest pizza from South Africa’s Norwood Pick’n Pay hypermarket made in the ’90s, which measured at only about 122 feet in diameter.
In case you are wondering about how much raw materials and ingredients were used to bake the pizza, here is the list of them:
– 9.9 tons of Schar gluten-free flour mixed with 2,480 gallons of water
– 5 tons of tomato sauce
– 4.4 tons of mozzarella cheese
– 1,488 pounds of margarine
– 551 pounds of salt
– 275 pounds of parmesan cheese
– 220 pounds of lettuce
– 55 pounds or vinegar
– 298 gallons of yeast
It took the five chefs 48 hours to bake 5,000 batches of doughs to complete the feat. using a special equipment that contains thermal lances which can reach the temperatures between 300° and 500° Fahrenheit.
Italian chef Dovilio Nardi who headed the glorious accomplishment has been one of the founders of a pizza chain that catered to customers affected with celiac disease, a hypersensitivity of the small intestine to gluten , which leads to the difficulty in digesting food.
“We are proud to be the sponsor of the ‘World’s Largest Gluten-Free Pizza,” said Ulrich Ladurner, founder and president of Dr. Schar Group who produces gluten-free food..
“After thirty years, Dr. Schar continues to lead the industry in raising awareness and educating the world about celiac disease and gluten-sensitivity. Ottavia has given us the opportunity to also demonstrate that gluten-free diets no longer mean suffering at the dinner table for celiacs and those who are gluten-sensitive. With innovation and research, gluten-free foods are now even more tasty, delicious and nutritious than ever,” Ladurner continued.
Guinness World Records has also recognized the world record for baking largest calzone which weighed 31.4 kg (69.3 lb) and measured 2.84 m (9 ft 4 in) in length and 55.88 cm (22 in) wide. This incredible baking achievement was made by Mike Wilson and fellow employees of the Loveshack restaurant in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
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