The ‘Grand Slammy Dodger’ – Largest jam filled biscuit,

The ‘Grand Slammy Dodger’ – Largest jam filled biscuit,

We are delighted to announce our second Guinness World Records title in conjunction with Frances Quinn.

GBBO Winner Frances Quinn and the Hambleton Bakery team partnered up this month to create the world’s largest Jammie Dodger. Frances Quinn is a keen tennis fan and an ambassador for Hambleton Bakery. She dreamt up the idea to create the biscuit in the shape of a tennis racket to celebrate Wimbledon.

Commenting on the Wimbledon finals, Frances said: "I would have loved Murray and Konta to have made the final, especially with the racket being made of shortbread and Konta being a keen baker. However, I was delighted Federer won and think he deserves his own grand slammy dodger, filled with both strawberries and swiss buttercream, following his own record-breaking achievement!"

The supersize biscuit needed to weigh 25 kg in order to set the record. Guinness World Records’adjudicator Victor Fenes measured the biscuit on 14th July and determined it was the new world record holder at 26.76 kg. To celebrate the Hambleton Bakery team sliced up the Grand Slammy Dodger, which takes its inspiration from the popular British “Jammie Dodgers” biscuit and offered free samples throughout each of its six retail bakery shops in Exton, Oakham, Stamford, Market Harborough, West Bridgford and Oundle.

To make the tennis racket-shaped baking sheet,Hambleton Bakery commissioned local blacksmith Darren in Rutland to create the perfect template. "Getting the bake in an out of the ovens at Hambleton and weighing the final dodger on the industrial scales at the bakery was also somewhat of a technical challenge." said Frances.

Hambleton Bakery is owned by Tim Hart and Head Baker Julian Carter.  The bakery specialises in artisan bread made with traditional ingredients, baked using traditional methods. The first Hambleton Bakery shop opened in September 2008 when Julian Carter and Tim Hart sought to produce top quality traditionally-made bread for Hambleton Hall hotel and restaurant in Rutland and Hart’s hotel and restaurant in Nottingham.

More details can be found on the Guinness World Records website HERE