Lengthy pizza delivers funds for embattled Australian firefighters

Published: January 22, 2020
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People look on as a 100m long margherita pizza sits on a table before receiving its final toppings, which was prepared by Pellegrini's Italian restaurant in their attempt to set a new record for Australia's longest pizza as part of a charity event to raise funds for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, in Sydney, Australia, January 19, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS

People look on as a 100m long margherita pizza sits on a table before receiving its final toppings, which was prepared by Pellegrini's Italian restaurant in their attempt to set a new record for Australia's longest pizza as part of a charity event to raise funds for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, in Sydney, Australia, January 19, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS

An Italian restaurant in Australia has made a 103 metre (338 foot) Margherita pizza to raise funds for firefighters battling bushfires.

The pizza was rolled out in rectangular, metre-long pieces of dough, pieced together and covered with tomato sauce and mozzarella, before being baked using a conveyor oven.

PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOTO: REUTERS

It was then liberally seasoned with basil leaves, oregano and olive oil.

The effort took about four hours, according to Pellegrini’s restaurant, and yielded 4,000 slices.

The proceeds went to the New South Wales Rural Fire service.

A video of the pizza being made has gone viral on social media with lots of users marvelling at its size.

The restaurant is now holding a contest to guess how many kilogrammes of flour went into making the pizza.

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