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Guernsey Gache

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      20.06.2013 21:17
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      a lovely local bread

      Guernsey Gache is a local cake which can only be bought from the island. In Guernsey French gache means cake but gache is more of a bread than a cake.

      Gache is a sweet bread which looks like a loaf of bread. It never comes sliced so you have to do this yourself. It is better that way though because I like my slices thick whilst others in my family prefer it thin, this gives the choice to choose.

      The crust on the gache is a dark brown colour and it is not a hard crust, it is quite soft. When sliced you will see the middle is a pale beige colour with currants, sultanas and fruit peel in the middle.

      The gache tastes just like a sweet fruit bread but somehow it tastes better than fruit breads. Occasionaly you can really taste the orange peel which I particularly like.

      Usually it is eaten just buttered but I like the gache toasted and then buttered which I think makes it taste even better. I like that it's crispier and usually soft in the middle as my slices are generally thick. After a day or two when it is not as fresh is a good time to eat it toasted as after a few days it can be very dry to eat on its own.

      The gache can be bought in two sizes, small or large. It is made by Warrys and are sold at most food shops on the island.

      This gache tastes delicious and i'm glad I can eat it whenever I want. This is another food I usually end up taking to my family in the UK as they love it just as much.

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