Today I want to share with you a recipe for Guernsey Gache (pronounced ‘gosh’) which is, in my view, Guernsey’s best specialty recipe. To be perfectly honest with you, there isn’t really much contest, as I can only think of two other truly authentic Guernsey recipes, and one of those contains pigs trotters as a main ingredient!
Gache is a traditional Guernsey fruit bread. Although yeast is used in this Guernsey Gache recipe, the loaf has a crumbly cake like consistency rather than a bread like consistency. Most Guernsey Gache recipes include a small amount of refined white sugar – I have replaced this with honey in this recipe which, if anything, has improved the flavor. Most of the sweetness from Gache, however, comes from the dried fruit that the loaf is packed full of. Serve warm from the tin with a good layer of bright yellow Guernsey Butter.