The record to beat was 125 meters: it has been largely surpassed, with a super sheet of 177 meters and 72 centimeters
There puff pastry rolled with the longest rolling pin in the world: is the record achieved by the city of Forlimpopoli, in the province of Forlì – Cesena, in Emilia Romagna, during the Artusian party, which last week celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of the gastronome and writer Pellegrino Artusi.
The record to beat was 125 meters (achieved last year at Fico Eataly World in Bologna. The previous one, on the occasion of Expo 2015 in Milan) and has been largely exceeded, with a super sheet that measured 177 meters and 72 centimeters. The sfogline and sfoglini that gave their availability to try the international record were more than one hundred, from 96 year old lady, the oldest of all, to the girl of 15, the youngest: they kneaded eggs and flour (each had 6 eggs to roll out two meters of pastry) together with the volunteers who gave their availability, but also to the mayor Milena Garavini, the councilors, the first citizens of the past legislatures.
The members of the Mariette Association and their friends sfogline e sfoglini, in reality, would have managed to go well beyond almost 178 meters in length, but, in via Costa, where the world record was broken, there were not enough tables where to roll out all the fresh pasta that had been prepared.
In fact, in half an hour, the sheets were all pulled, then they were joined together to cover all the tables that had been set up to beat the record. But – it soon turned out – there was not enough place to put all the pasta. Volunteers and citizens tried to bring more tables, but even then there was not enough space for all the pastry that had been prepared. Thus began the measurement, which confirmed that not only the sfoglini di Forlimpopoli have broke the record previous, but they also achieved a truly remarkable record.