French bakers reclaim Guinness World Record with 140-metre-long baguette

French bakers reclaim Guinness World Record with 140-metre-long baguette
  • PublishedMay 12, 2024

French bakers have cooked the world’s longest baguette at 140.53 metres, reclaiming a record that was held by Italy for the past five years.

The baguette, which is about 235 times longer than a traditional one, was made in Suresnes in the western suburbs of Paris during an event for the French confederation of bakers and pastry chefs.

Four bakers hold different parts of a really long baguette entering a rotating oven.
French bakers used a large rotating oven in an attempt to beat the world record for the longest baguette.(Reuters: Stephanie Lecocq)

The previous longest baguette of 132.62 metres was baked in the Italian city of Como in June 2019.

To better that, the French bakers began kneading and shaping the dough at 3am on Sunday (local time) before putting it in a specially-built slow-moving oven on wheels.

“Everything has been validated,” Anthony Arrigault, one of the bakers, said after the baguette was approved by the Guinness World Records judge.

“We are all very happy to have beaten this record and that it was done in France.”

A baker carries the Guinness World Records certificate for the longest baguette.

Part of the baguette, which had to be at least 5cm thick throughout, was cut and shared with the public.

The rest was to be given to homeless people.

The traditional French baguette must be about 60cm long and weigh about 250 grams, according to official regulation.

It also has to be made from wheat flour, water, salt and yeast only.


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