Applying old-world solutions to new-world problems
Monday, March 7, 2016
At my local Ordinariate parish for Laetare Sunday, the priest blessed the "simnel cake", which apparently has some traditional associations with mid-Lent in England. The whole thing drew a blank on me until I looked it up on the Internet afterward, but the custom seems to have grown out of Victoriana. The eleven balls stand for the Apostles (minus Judas). Unfortunately, I forgot to grab a piece on the way out, so I can't tell you if it was any good....