Clitheroe record-breaking sticky toffee pudding raises £10,000 for charity

Seb Farrell, of Macmillan, and Farmhouse Fare founder Helen Colley with the cheque for �6,000.
Seb Farrell, of Macmillan, and Farmhouse Fare founder Helen Colley with the cheque for �6,000.
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IT weighed in at a record-breaking 334kg and chequed out at £10,000.

That’s how much the world’s biggest sticky toffe pudding, created by Clitheroe-based Farmhouse Fare, has raised for cancer support charity Macmillan.

Sampling of the world's biggest sticky toffee pudding at Clitheroe Booths - from the left, Margaret Whitehead, Nicola Muller, Roberta Herd, Helen Colley (Founder) Gina Rumboll, Allison Metcalf, Seb Farrell.

Sampling of the world's biggest sticky toffee pudding at Clitheroe Booths - from the left, Margaret Whitehead, Nicola Muller, Roberta Herd, Helen Colley (Founder) Gina Rumboll, Allison Metcalf, Seb Farrell.

As previously reported in The Clitheroe Advertiser, the pudding perfectionists at Farmhouse Fare set out to smash the previous world record by baking a sticky toffee pudding of titanic proportins. After long hours of mixing and baking, their colossal dessert was weighed at 343 kg – a new record now officially verified by Guinness World Records™.

Last weekend the pudding was distributed for tasting by customers at Booths stores in Clitheroe and Garstang, in exchange for a small donation. Coupled with donations from Farmhouse Fare’s suppliers, the activity raised more than £6,000 for Macmillan, which was topped up to £10,000 by Farmhouse Fare.

“It was fantastic to see so many people enjoying the pudding, while raising money for a very worthwhile cause,” said Farmhouse Fare’s founder Helen Colley. “We’re so proud of our team of bakers for creating such a magnificent pudding, and of our suppliers, Booths and members of the public for their incredible generosity.”

Macmillan is a charity with particular significance for Farmhouse Fare. Local farmer’s daughter Helen, after setting up her own catering business aged 18, held a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan. Her sticky toffee pudding stall was a sellout and the following week she was flooded with requests for more. After designing her own label she began supplying local butchers and delis with sticky toffee puddings – and Farmhouse Fare was born.

The record breaking sticky toffee pudding contained 190 eggs, 91kg of sugar and enough butter to spread on 7,300 sandwiches. The cream used in the sauce would be enough to top 2,400 scones for a cream tea, and it would take a date tree six months to produce the 38kg of dates used.