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Baker of historic Coventry Godcake to shut

John Carlon 13th Mar, 2020 Updated: 13th Mar, 2020

THE BAKERS of a historic Coventry delicacy have announced their closure.

Heritage Bakehouse, which supplies city cafes with the Coventry Godcake, said the firm will ‘take a break from baking.’

Posting on social media, the Nuneaton company’s director Leigh Waite said: “It’s with a heavy heart and more than a little sadness that I have to announce that for the forseeable future, we’re putting down our rolling pins, turning off the ovens, and taking a break from baking.

“This is for a variety of reasons, and we hope that after a good break, we might be able to look at opening the larder again and serving up our specialist historical and regional foods.”

“It feels very sad to stop baking our authentic Coventry Godcakes, we’ve been very proud to keep the city’s traditional food alive and available to everyone, and I’ve lost count of how many we’ve baked – something over 50,000,

“I think, not to mention working to bring back Coventry Corporation Custard – it’s what we’re all about, giving people a taste of the past.

“Thank you all for supporting us, buying our products and for being there on the journey.”

One cafe selling Godcakes, Esquires at the Transport Museum, told the Coventry Observer it had received its last batch of the heritage treat.

The cafes manager said they have enough Godcakes to last the week, but it is yet to find a new suppliers.

The cakes are a triangle-shaped puff pastry, filled with sweet mincemeat.

Historically they were given to Coventry children on Holy Days to remind them of the Trinity.

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