Giant Torrington scone makes world record book

SANDFORD S Bakery in Torrington, has made it into the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records with the world s largest scone. The record scone was made on January 21, 2009, and weighed in at a whopping 110lbs (49.9kg) and measured 3ft 2 (1m) in diameter. It

SANDFORD'S Bakery in Torrington, has made it into the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records with the world's largest scone.

The record scone was made on January 21, 2009, and weighed in at a whopping 110lbs (49.9kg) and measured 3ft 2 (1m) in diameter. It was spread with 12lb (5.4kg) of strawberry jam and 35lb (15.9kg) of Devon clotted cream.

The family bakers was initially approached by contestant Anne Tattersall, who was competing in the "Love my Devon" competition, for which she had to raise as much publicity as possible for the county.

The bakery agreed to take part and this led to bakers Nick, Mary and Amy Lovering, and Simon Clarke creating the world's largest scone.


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Co-owner and baker Nick Lovering said: "We were happy to be a part of anything that promoted Devon, particularly during the current economic climate, and to make a world record is definitely a bonus!

"The scone took approximately two hours to bake, two men to lift, and many people to eat! It was actually very tasty, and we were happy to give it away to our customers - who were more than surprised to be offered giant slices of scone with jam and cream".

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He continued: "it was a shame the late Roy Castle couldn't have been there to record it, but as he used to say if you want to be the best, and you want to beat the rest, dedication's what you need to be a record breaker!"

The scone and photograph can be found on Page 142 in the Guinness Book of Records 2010.

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