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Episcopal approval won for death by chocolate

26 July 2007

by Rachel Harden

BISHOPS have divulged their favourite cakes in a “More Cake, Vicar?” fund-raising campaign by USPG Anglicans in World Mission.

On the website, the Archbishop of Canterbury confesses his love for ginger biscuits made “as a family enterprise in which we all get very sticky and eat rather a lot of dough”. The family recipe is included.

Chocolate is the top taste in Norfolk, where the Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James, revels in “chocolate cake, with chocolate filling and chocolate on top”; while the diocese shares its recipe for Mars-bar cake.

Other chocolate-lovers include the Bishop of Grantham, Dr Tim Ellis (death by chocolate), and the dioceses of St Albans (chocolate layer cake), and Southwark (chocolate banana cake).

Truro and the Church in Wales offer recipes for regional favourites, including Cornish heavy cake and Welsh cakes. The Bishop of Lincoln, Dr John Saxbee, is partial to a slice of Lincolnshire plum bread with Marmite. There are also recipes from around the world.

The aim is to encourage supporters to bake and sell cakes in aid of the USPG’s work around the world, using the online recipes. There is also a suggested donation of £3 for downloading the recipes.


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