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Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 17, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Olympic Honey Cakes

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When Mrs’ Simkins wrote this recipe the 2012 London Olympic Games were in full swing, so here is an international cake, so to speak. Versions of honey cakes are made in Ancient Greece and across Europe and the rest of the world, including our own Devonshire Honey Cake. Once sugar was discovered, the term ‘honey cake’ was sometimes used to refer to any cake that was sweetened, even if not actually with honey.

These delicious little cakes are made entirely with honey and are so light in texture you could probably run a race after eating one without feeling weighed down! A food processor makes short work of the mixing or use a hand mixer if you prefer.

Accompany with a pot of your favourite Clipper tea.

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 17, 2013

Mrs Simkin’s Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

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The Tooth Fairy loves apple cakes at any time of year but really goes to town in the autumn and bakes something apple-y every week. These muffins are particular favourites of hers for late weekend breakfasts.

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 17, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Sticky Gingerbread Cake

 

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This resulting cake is a lovely moist and sticky gingerbread that is popular with both adults and children: perfect to accompany a steaming mug of your favourite Clipper tea whilst standing round the bonfire on Guy Fawkes Night. Read More



Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 17, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Divine Brownies

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Treat your friends to tea and brownies and support Fairtrade at the same time. Divine dark chocolate and cocoa powder work beautifully in this easy to put together recipe. Serve with a big pot of Clipper Fairtrade Everyday tea.

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 17, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Millionaire’s Shortbread with Salt Caramel In a Box

Millionaire's Shortbread with Salt Caramel

 

Millionaire’s shortbread is one of those delicious treats you feel you can allow yourself only occasionally. The glorious sensation of biting through dark, almost savoury chocolate, smooth, sweet caramel and crunchy shortbread is absolutely heavenly. A touch of Cornish Sea Salt in the caramel makes it even more irresistible and truly fit for a millionaire. It’s perfect with a strongish cup of Clipper Fairtrade Everyday Tea.

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 17, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies JPG JPGThese scrumptious Christmas cookies are great fun to make and decorate. You can make the mixture by hand but a food processor is quick and easy. The dough is a rich one and therefore quite soft and delicate to roll. You may like to chill it, wrapped in cling film, for half an hour beforehand.

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 4, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Indian Chai Tea Loaf

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This lovely loaf needs no added spice: it’s all there in the Clipper Chai Tea already!

Tuck in with a pot of your favourite Clipper brew and treat yourself to a slice (or two): unsurprisingly, the Indian Chai Tea goes with it beautifully.

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 4, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Hot Chocolate Iced Fancies

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The ancient Aztecs prized chocolate, vanilla and chilli for their aphrodisiac qualities. Here they all are: baked into an innocuous looking little cake: perfect for you to bake for Valentine’s Day!

 

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 4, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Easter Biscuits

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Traditionally, Easter biscuits are round with fluted edges and are subtly spiced. You can make these in the traditional way or cut them out using suitably Easter themed novelty cutters. A little spice is nice, or see Tip below for alternative flavourings. Whichever way you bake them, they are perfect with a cup of your favourite Clipper brew… Read More



Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 4, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Spring Chocolate Cake

Spring Chocolate Cake 1Easter has been so early this year, there still seems to be bit of a chocolate and egg-sized gap now that it’s April. Here’s a nice simple and delicious recipe for a chocolate cake to celebrate spring. You can dress it for the part with fresh spring flowers – and little chocolate sugar coated eggs if you can still get hold of some!

 

 

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