France Reclaims World Record for Longest Baguette with 140.53 Meters

France has reclaimed the title of baking the world’s longest baguette, surpassing the previous record set by Italian bakers in Como in 2019. After 14-hour, a team of 18 bakers from Suresnes, a Parisian suburb emerged victorious crafting a baguette measuring 140.53 meters.

France Reclaims World Record for Longest Baguette with 140.53 Meters

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For the past five years France relinquished the title of the world’s longest baguette to Italy, whose bakers in Como baked a 132.62-meter loaf in 2019.

A team of 12 Parisian bakers went on a mission. Their efforts were nothing short of Herculean involving hours of kneading, shaping, and baking, all under the watchful eyes of eager onlookers.

The baking process was an evidence to the bakers’ skill and endurance requiring precise coordination and commitment.

Guided by Guinness World Records regulations, the longest baguette had to maintain a thickness of at least 5 centimeters throughout its length.

To achieve this feat, the bakers utilized 90 kilograms of flour, 60 liters of water, 1.2 kilograms of salt, and 1.2 kilograms of yeast resulting in a total dough weight of 152 kilograms.

The longest baguette gradually took shape emerging from the oven in all its glory. The culmination of months of preparation and weeks of anticipation, the final measurement of 140.53 meters was met with jubilation and pride.

A Guinness World Records judge was on-site to confirm the record-breaking achievement officially recognizing France’s victory in baking.

Portions of the longest baguette were shared with onlookers who had gathered to witness history in the making, while the remainder was donated to those in need.

For France, the baguette is more than just a culinary delight; it is a symbol of national identity and gastronomic heritage.

The craftsmanship and dedication poured into baking the world’s longest baguette show the reverence with which the French regard their culinary traditions.

As Dominique Anract, president of the National Confederation of French Baking, puts it, “Bread is an engine of performance, our baguette is an essential part of our gastronomic heritage.”

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According to Guinness rules, the longest baguette had to maintain a thickness of at least 5 centimeters throughout its entire length..

As the dough took shape, it was carefully transferred to a specially constructed rolling tent oven, where it underwent the transformative process of baking.

The oven designed to accommodate the massive length of the baguette, slowly but steadily cooked the dough to perfection, infusing it with the irresistible aroma and golden hue characteristic of a true French baguette.

Throughout the day crowds gathered to witness history in the making anticipating the moment when the record would be officially broken.

As the clock ticked away and the anticipation reached a fever pitch, the baguette emerged from the oven, stretching 140.53 meters in length.

The crowd erupted into cheers and applause as the Guinness World Records adjudicator confirmed the new record, cementing France’s status as the undisputed champion of baguette baking.

Dominique Anract, president of the National Confederation of French Baking, addressed the importance of the record in the context of French culinary heritage. He said, “A record for the longest handcrafted baguette requires true spirit and collective sportsmanship. In this year of the Olympics, congratulations to all our artisan bakers. Bread is an engine of performance, our baguette is an essential part of our gastronomic heritage.”

Guillaume Boudy, mayor of Suresnes, who expressed pride in the city’s role in promoting French gastronomy and artisanal craftsmanship. He stated, “Suresnes is proud to have been the scene of this record for the longest baguette in the world, which promotes a national symbol of our gastronomy as well as the artisans who perpetuate their know-how. I congratulate the bakers from Suresnes who participated in the baking and maintain the daily sharing traditions essential to the conviviality of our city.”

Following the official certification of the record, portions of the baguette were distributed to the gathered crowd, allowing them to savor a taste of history. A portion of the baguette was allocated to feed local homeless individuals.

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