In memory of the Last Supper (or ‘Cène’ in French) on Maundy Thursday, two cakes still bear this name in Limousin. They originate from the city of Eymoutiers, around forty kilometres to the east of Limoges.
One of them is a dry, delicate pastry in the shape of a large Host, decorated with roses, stars or flowers. It comes in various flavours and is baked. The other is a small round pie with a cross inserted through the top, for sale at pastry shops on Maundy Thursday. These cakes are golden in colour and have a brittle, crunchy texture. They are made using eggs, flour, butter and/or cream and sugar.