- Record-breaking Scooby snack weighs in at 16.5 stone -
You couldn't call it half-baked. The world's largest dog biscuit has been created to celebrate the release of Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins on DVD and the new Scooby-Doo playset.
Prepared by the Canine Cookie Company for Warner Bros, the record-breaking, monster snack measures a staggering 11ft by 4ft making this treat 2,332 times the size of an average dog biscuit.
Manoeuvring the giant treat is no small feat either: weighing in at a whopping 105kg (16.5 stone), it needs several burly men to carry and beats the previous record-holder by 33kg.
Made following a standard dog biscuit recipe, the quantities for the giant Scooby snack are suitably huge. The world's largest Scooby Snack recipe consists of:
59.5kg of plain flour
21kg of vegetable oil
21kg agave nectar
However, home bakers beware if you're considering taking on the record! It took the team of two bakers, one baking assistant and two chefs over an hour to mix, four hours to bake, three hours to cool, and one hour to ice.
The giant doggy treat was on display exclusively in Harrods Pet Kingdom on Sunday 11th October. Following its debut, it was donated to The Dogs Trust, where it will keep pooches' rumbling tummies at bay for long while!
A spokesperson for Warner Bros. said; "We're always keen to shout about our new DVD releases, but this launch really takes the biscuit."
Stephanie Mehanna, Director of The Canine Cookie Company added; "When I first heard about this project I thought they must be barking mad! It's safe to say this is the biggest project we've undertaken and I'm over the moon about our achievement - it's a ‘dog's dinner' to be proud of!"
NOTES TO EDITORS
About the World's largest Scooby Snack
The World's largest Scooby snack has been officially awarded the Guinness World Record for the world's largest dog biscuit granted on Thursday 8th October 2009
It beats the previous world record held by Microsoft in conjunction with the Mud Bay Company in Redmond, Washington, USA set in October 2006. This dog biscuit weighed in at just 71.2 kilos
The giant Scooby Snack took a team of 5 people to make: 2 bakers, one assistant and two chefs & 7 people to lift and transport it
Ingredients included: 51kg plain flour, 21kg vegetable oil, 21kg agave and 140 eggs. The baking process took a day and included 1hr to prepare - grease and lay silicone paper in a baking tray, mix all the ingredients. The mix was poured into the mould and rolled out using standard rolling pins. It was then put into the oven and baked for 4 hours at 160 degrees centigrade. The biscuit was left to cool and then iced.