Another week, another record. This one is notable for being the product of a town’s dedication to beating its own Stollen world record every year, and because of the collective madness that entails.The latest Guinness World Record for a giant Stollen was paraded through the streets of Dresden this month at the 7th Dresden Stollen Festival. The inaugural event’s mammoth Christmas cake weighed 2,720kg. The target has incrementally ballooned over the years to the current 4,200kg reigning champ.Well, it passes the long cold winter nights, we suppose. Wouldn’t it be amusing if a UK baker stole their thunder next year?Recipe for the world’s biggest Stollen, just in case you fancy having a go:Wheaten flour1,500kgSultanas990kgButter790kgSugar455kgCandied lemon peel200kgAlmonds(sweet)150kgIcing sugar110kgYeast95kgAlmonds(bitter)55kgLemon peel45kgJamaica rum44kgPowdered milk44kgSalt30kgSpices5kgTotal:4,200kg
"A Dresden dynamo"