Mama Mia, that’s a lotta ricotta! The infamous Ferrara Bakery and Café in Little Italy, New York, is going for a world record this year by making the world’s largest cannoli (cannolo, to be grammatically correct). To break the current record, they’ll have to make a 350-pound, 12-foot version of this Italian pastry, according to DNA Info.
The bakery, which has been a New York staple since 1892, has been working on their giant creation behind closed doors, and if all goes well, they will beat the record currently held by the Cake Bin Bakery in Beacon, N.Y. with their 123-pound cannolo.
Here are the specs: 270-300 pounds of sweet ricotta cream, 15 pounds of citron, and 50 pounds of semi-sweet chocolate chips. And the cannolo is actually made by wrapping the pastry crust in a dowel, and using a crane to lower it into a huge fryer in New Jersey, according to DNA Info.
The giant pastry will be unveiled at this year’s Feast of San Gennaro on September 20 at 3 p.m. in front of the bakery.
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