Exceedingly Good Cakes

Tucking into a huge slice of Victoria Sandwich cake from the Jolly Good Pud Company in Rugby prompted a conversation about cakes and biscuits that regions are famous for. Lancashire has Eccles Cakes, Derbyshire has Bakewell Tart and Yorkshire has Parkin but what is Warwickshire famous for?

The answer could be Coventry godcakes. The triangle- shaped sweet pastries filled with mincemeat were traditionally given by godparents to their godchildren for good luck on New Year’s Day, Easter and birthdays. 

Mentioned by Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales, the recipe for Coventry godcakes has been updated by RSC Rooftop Restaurant head chef Nick Funnell. www.rsc-rooftop-restaurant.co.uk

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