Monday, September 28, 2009

Chef Whips Up World’s Largest Macaroon

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A Los Angeles pastry chef is about to attempt a sweet feat – making the world’s largest macaroon.

Tomorrow (Sep. 29), chef Farshid Hakim of La Provence Cafe will devote six hours to baking a delicate – but enormous – French macaroon.

Hakim says it’ll be 24 inches wide, much bigger than normal two-inch macaroons.

His biggest challenge will be working with about 100 egg whites, which are notoriously delicate and must folded in and cooked just right.

Hakim explains, “It’s such a picky ingredient, you want to kill it.”

He’s also concerned about measuring everything perfectly, since it’s not like he can just double a regular macaroon recipe.

After Guinness World Records examines the creation, Hakim will allow onlookers to taste it, though he won’t divulge how many calories are in the massive almondy treat.

He hopes even celebrities line up for a piece, since his macaroons are eaten by stars like Brad Pitt, Marisa Tomei, and Jack Nicholson whenever they cheat on their diets.

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