A Lakefield Chef Was Part Of A Team That Just Made The World's Largest Butter Tart Ever

Lakefield-based Chef Brian Henry was among six chefs and a small army of volunteers who created an 8,000 pound butter tart in Uxbridge, Ontario on Saturday (September 17th)—the world's largest butter tart.

They began making the butter tart early Saturday morning. It had a 16-foot diameter and was baked in a custom 18 by 18 foot oven.

The epic butter tart getting ready to be baked (Photo by Chef Henry)

The epic butter tart getting ready to be baked (Photo by Chef Henry)

"Marco Cassano of Annina's Bakery in Uxbridge is the chef behind the project," Chef Henry tells PTBOCanada. "It is a fundraiser for the Children's Wish Foundation and will be in the Guinness Book of World Records. Marco and I are old friends and he called me in to assist and manage stuff like this that arise."

Photo by Chef Henry

Photo by Chef Henry

Here's some pictures of how the butter tart was constructed by Chef Henry and the rest of the team...

Photo by Jeremy Ford (Facebook)

Photo by Jeremy Ford (Facebook)

Photo by Jeremy Ford (Facebook)

Photo by Jeremy Ford (Facebook)

Photo by Jeremy Ford (Facebook)

Photo by Jeremy Ford (Facebook)

About 500 pounds of raisins are in the epic butter tart, Chef Henry tells PTBOCanada.

Photo by Jeremy Ford (Facebook)

Photo by Jeremy Ford (Facebook)

Photo by Chef Henry

Photo by Chef Henry

This butter tart—which broke the old world record that French bakers had of 4,800 pounds—took about 6 hours to bake, and everyone who makes a $5 donation to Children's Wish Foundation got a delicious piece of it.

Here it is coming out of the oven and being served...

Photo by Jeremy Ford (Facebook)

Photo by Jeremy Ford (Facebook)

Photo by Jeremy Ford (Facebook)

Photo by Jeremy Ford (Facebook)

Photo by Jeremy Ford (Facebook)

Photo by Jeremy Ford (Facebook)

Well done to Lakefield's Chef Henry for being involved with this record-breaking day for a great cause!

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