PARIS, Nov. 22 -- Larger than a queen-size bed, a quiche Lorraine produced in Paris is claimed by French bakers to be the world's largest. Chef Alain Marcotullio, in charge of making the tasty dish, officially asked the Guinness Book of Records today to certify the status of the huge yellow-and-brown pastry.
The ingredients, baked for over 18 hours, include 250 pints (119 liters) of milk, 1,928 eggs, 156 pounds (70.7 kg) of bacon, 134 pounds (60.8 kg) of butter and more than 140 pounds (63.5 kg) of flour. Marcotullio says the quiche is capable of serving more than 125 persons, but he worries he may not get his certification. He told reporters, 'Unfortunately, Guinness has no quiche category. We believe they should establish one.' It is not known when, or if, the pastry will be devoured. The quiche Lorraine, which features cheese and crisp bacon, gained its reputation in the 16th century. Recent magazine polls have established it as France's favorite meal. ---
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