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Cathedral hot cross buns in new Norfolk Cook Book

Chrism Mass hot cross buns from the catering team at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich are featured in the new Norfolk Cook Book, set for release on April 21.


The Norfolk Cookbook brings together the very best of the region’s burgeoning food and drink scene; from a fantastic array of independent restaurants and cafés to pubs, delis, producers and suppliers.

It features over 50 recipes and strives to capture and promote the region’s vibrant, diverse approach to catering, with each chapter focusing on delicious yet unique recipes and the stories behind each foodie business.

Included in those stories is a four-page spread on St John’s Cathedral and Narthex, including a recipe for Chrism Mass hot cross buns adapted by café staff over the years.

Narthex general manager Gavin Wood said: “We are delighted to be included in this cookbook as the garden café is serving fresh food from plot to plate. It also showcases our lovely gardens within the confines of the city along with our magnificent cathedral.”

Some well-known Norfolk chefs also feature in the book including Michelin star chef Galton Blackiston, Great British Menu winner Richard Bainbridge and The Great British Bake Off contestant Kate Barmby who have all supplied an exclusive recipe to the book.

The recipes are achievable by all home cooks and you could also use the book as a guide for all the best places to visit, in areas including Norwich, Holt, Cromer, King’s Lynn, Loddon, Fakenham, Hunstanton, Cley Next the Sea and many more. The extensive selection of eateries will leave you spoilt for choice with all your favourites and a few new haunts.

The Norfolk Cook Book retails at £14.95 and is available in the Narthex bookshop and in all the businesses featured in the book. It will also be sold in select local gift shops, book shops including Waterstones, and online on at www.mezepublishing.co.uk/shop.

Pictured above is Cathedral Dean Canon David Paul enjoying a Chrism Mass hot cross bun in the Narthex Garden Café.

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