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Catholic Recipe: Scripture Cake I


  • (1) Four and one half cups of III Kings, iv, 22;
  • (2) one and one half cups of Judges v, 25;
  • (3) two cups of Jeremias vi, 20;
  • (4) two cups of I Kings, xxx, 12;
  • (5) two cups of Nahum iii, 12;
  • (6) one cup of Numbers xvii, 8;
  • (7) two Tablespoons of I Kings, xiv, 25;
  • (8) six articles of Jeremias xvii, 11;
  • (9) a pinch of Leviticus ii, 13;
  • (10) a teaspoon of Amos iv, 5;
  • (11) season to taste with II Paralipomenon, ix, 9;
  • (12) add citron
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 1 1/2 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
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And here is a cake which could well be made for the New Year, for it is good to eat and also good to consider, especially in these days when the Bible is not so much read as it once was. No doubt many an early American would not have had to look up these references, but for many today it may serve the double purpose of supplying gustatory and religious information.

This recipe is based on the Douay Rheims translation of the Bible, which has different names for some of the books of the Bible. See Evelyn Vitz's recipe for a "translation" of these ingredients.


Follow Solomon's advice for making a good boy, Proverbs xxiii, 14, and you will have a good cake. (Douay Bible.)

Recipe Source: Feast Day Cookbook by Katherine Burton and Helmut Ripperger, David McKay Company, Inc., New York, 1951
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