Catholic Recipe: Scripture Cake I
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.
This cake would also be an appropriate dessert for feasts of the New Testament saints, the early Christians who knew Jesus and faithfully followed the Old Testament and lived to watch it being fulfilled through Jesus. These would include the Apostles, the Evangelists, John the Baptist, Elizabeth and Zechariah, Joseph and Mary, Mary Magdalene, Martha, Stephen, etc.
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