Last Sunday our cook for the day, Brother Dominic, came up with a unique creation. Might we call it a “Neapolitan cake,” taking inspiration from Neapolitan ice cream?

Brother Dominic was serving thirty of us monks, and wishing to satisfy our various tastes, opted for a single cake (see the photo below), but with a strawberry section, a lemon section and a carrot-cake section.

It all melded beautifully in the oven, was frosted, and a good time was had by all. Some brothers chose just one of the three sections and some took a slice of each of the three flavors.

We are blessed with good and creative chefs among the brethren.

Lord, give us this day our daily bread, both supersubstantial and ordinary.

Abbot Christian and the monks