Guernsey

Guernsey Gache could be made off island

Slices of Guernsey Gache buttered and on a plate
Image caption More than 20,000 loaves are sold by supermarkets in the Channel Islands every year

A traditional fruit loaf could be made off island due to the closure of Guernsey's biggest bakery, Warry's.

Channel Island supermarkets sell more than 20,000 loaves of Gache - a bread containing sultanas served with butter.

A spokesman for Senner's bakery, which also makes the bread, said they could not make enough to meet demand.

Phil Soulsby, Sausmarez Manor tearooms manager, said he hoped a way could be found so it was still produced in the island.

He said: "It would be such a shame for Guernsey's heritage if such a key product had to be made off the island or if it died out altogether."

Mark Cox, manager of the Jersey Co-operative store, said they were working on producing it in both islands to supply their stores.

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