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Record-contending nut roll baked

Ravne na Koroškem, 20 May - The town of Ravne na Koroškem is known for its baking achievements. They made a 120-metre long apple strudel some years ago. This time, they decided to bake a 370-metre long nut roll to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Ravne na Koroškem
A nut roll 370 metres in length has been baked in Ravne na Koroškem.
Photo: Vesna Pušnik Brezovnik/STA

Ravne na Koroškem
A nut roll 370 metres in length has been baked in Ravne na Koroškem.
Photo: Vesna Pušnik Brezovnik/STA

Ravne na Koroškem
A nut roll 370 metres in length has been baked in Ravne na Koroškem.
Photo: Vesna Pušnik Brezovnik/STA

Ravne na Koroškem
A nut roll 370 metres in length has been baked in Ravne na Koroškem.
Photo: Vesna Pušnik Brezovnik/STA

The intergenerational centre in Ravne na Koroškem wanted to mark their 7th anniversary by baking the longest potica, a traditional Slovenian nut roll.

But since it was recently protected by the EU and defined as ring-shaped, they decided it would be too much work and opted instead for a straight nut roll and contacted the Guinness World Records.

They got the information from London about the basic ingredients, which are flour, eggs, sugar, milk, yeast and filling. The record contenders then asked for some additional ingredients and chose walnuts and rum for the filling.

They were also warned about the already existing record for a nut roll, which is 350 metres. "This is why we went for 370 metres," said Darja Krevzelj from the intergenerational centre.

The preparations took two weeks as 80 volunteers had to grind 232 kilogrammes of walnuts as well as provide 386 kilogrammes of flour, 43 kilogrammes of butter, 772 eggs, 348 litres of milk and 33 litres of rum.

There was also a lot of work with preparing all the documents to organise the path where the nut roll will be placed and then measured. "And hopefully, we will make it into the Guinness Book of World Records", said Marjana Kamnik from the intergenerational centre.

The record-contending walnut roll was baked on Wednesday on seven locations, including two restaurants, while the majority was baked in the local retirement homes.

Today, it was be put in a 370-metre long line from the intergenerational centre all the way to Javornik Castle.

They have to meet certain requirements to set the record. The nut roll was measured by a geodesist and then served to the participating institutions and to the visitors for a token contribution.

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