Fifteen chefs of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) prepared a traditional cake weighing 800 kilograms on Friday in the city of Tuzla 120 kilometers northwest of the capital Sarajevo.
Organizers said the chefs have been preparing the traditional cake named “Baklava” for 10 days and that it will be nominated for Guinness World Records as the biggest one in the country.
“Much time and effort have been invested to make baklava in a way our grandmothers prepared it according to the original recipe,” Serif Abdiji, a chef whose team prepared the cake, told reporters.
The traditional cake was cut in 15,200 pieces and given to miners who marked the Miners Day of BiH on Friday.
“The aim is to give baklava to every miner in Tuzla, to children attending primary schools in Tuzla Canton, children without parents, and pensioners,” said Vedran Jahic, spokesperson of the Third Gastro Show, an organizer.
“We are particularly delighted with the fact that the miners and children will be given baklava. In today’s, difficult times, such projects show that humanity and communication among people remain lasting nevertheless,” organizers said.
Whether baklava entered the Guinness Book of Records will be known later, organizers said, Xinhua reports.