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20-Foot Challah Loaf Sets New World Record

Now immortalized in the Guinness Book of World Records, the loaf above measured in at 20 feet.

Did you smell bread baking last week? You weren’t hallucinating: The 3rd-annual Great Big Challah Bake brought thousands of women out around the world to collaborate on giant loaves.

How big was it? Here’s the shopping list from Miami’s GBCB, as reported in the : more than 10,000 eggs; 25,344 ounces of vegetable oil; 3,960 pounds of sugar; 252 pounds of salt; 12,320 pounds of flour; 80,256 ounces of water; and 154 pounds of yeast.

In New York, a 20-foot challah made the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest braided bread.

Launched in 2013, the event’s aimed at getting Jews closer to Shabbos observances.

Michael Kaminer is a contributing editor at the Forward.

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