Small NZ town bakes record-breaking scone

Eltham residents with their world record-breaking scone. Photo / Supplied
Eltham residents with their world record-breaking scone. Photo / Supplied

The small Taranaki town of Eltham set a very big world record yesterday.

The town's business association baked the world's largest scone, weighing in at just over 120kg, the previous record was 60kg.

The scone, baked in a purpose-built oven, took seven hours to cook - two hours longer than expected.

Bakers were confident of toppling the record after baking a 70kg scone during a test run two day ago, the Taranaki Daily News reported.

Eltham Four Square owner Shaun McCarthy said the readings from three adjudicators would be sent to Guinness World Records.

- NZPA

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