The World's Largest Peach Cobbler Draws Thousands

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Updated: Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:18:23 EST

Thousands got a taste of the world's largest peach cobbler at the Georgia Peach Festival in Fort Valley.

Head chef Rich Bennet creates the tasty treat and says he enjoys seeing the progress of his work.

"The cobbler is special to me, I work hard on it every year and I do like that it has such a popularity," Bennet said.

This is Bennet's eighth year making the dessert that's been a highlight of the festival for 28 years.

He was appointed by the county commissioners and went through a one year apprenticeship to learn how to cook it.

The cobbler takes about 12 hours of preparation and a team of ten cooks.

It has 150 pounds of flour, 50 pounds of sugar, 32 gallons of milk, 75 gallons of sliced Georgia grown peaches and 75 pounds of butter.

The cobbler is made in the same 11 by 5 foot brick oven first created for the inaugural peach festival in 1986.

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