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Category: Recipes | Posted on: June 20, 2014

Mrs Simkins’ Mini Summer Berry Cheesecakes

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These simple little un-baked cheesecakes, flavoured with lemon and vanilla, and sitting on classic biscuit bases, are perfect for a summer afternoon tea, ideally in the garden. Serve them as they are, accompanied by summer berries, or make them even more delicious with a topping of berry sauce!

Equal parts of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries make a nicely balanced sauce, but you can make it with any combination of summer berries: blackberries, tayberries, and loganberries are all good. The sauce is also good with cereal or yoghurt for breakfast, accompanied by your first Clipper brew of the day!

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Category: Recipes, Tales From Around The Teapot | Posted on: June 2, 2014

Lianne Marie Cooks with Tea!

TIMG_0135his month we’re all about getting creative, and guest blogger Lianne Marie certainly knows all about that! From 2011 she has run the blog Everything Goes With Toast, making surprising meals out of things anyone might have in their fridge, and giving classic recipes a modern twist.

She believes in cooking to taste, using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients rather than forced or artificially ripened produce or processed foods, and believe that if you don’t like something then chances are it just hasn’t been prepared well. You can scroll through all her wonderful recipes by selecting a specific ingredient, be that capers or champagne, Wendsleydale or walnuts.

Below are some recipes magicked up by Lianne, featuring our fuso tea tents range!

 

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 29, 2014

Mrs Simkins’ Anzac Biscuits

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During WW1, relatives of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, baked these delicious and energy-giving biscuits, named in their honour, and sent them to the troops fighting in Gallipoli. Conditions in the Turkish region were desperate with intense heat, plagues of flies and disease. It is to be hoped the biscuits travelled well and gave the troops some small comfort.

The biscuits have stood the test of time and are just as delicious today: perfect as a heartening bite with a strong cup of Clipper Fair Trade Everyday tea.

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: April 17, 2014

Mrs Simkins’ Maids of Honour

Maids & TreatsThe dainty little tarts are traditionally served at May Day celebrations. Who knows whether the original tarts were called after the stylish young ladies at the court of Henry VIII, as is commonly supposed, or, since they are filled with curds made from the new spring milk, the more humble milkmaids?

Wherever the name originates, they are delicious, delicate little morsels and perfect with a pot of your favourite Clipper tea on a spring afternoon.

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: April 4, 2014

Mrs Simkins’ Easter Biscuits

Easter Biscuits and Fairtrade Everyday  3It traditional to offer guests home-baked Easter biscuits on Easter Sunday. The tradition began originally in the West Country but Easter biscuits now appear at Easter time all over Britain.

Lovely and crumbly when you bite into them, enriched with egg, containing baking powder and usually spice, they are often a bit bigger than the average biscuit. Fluted edges and a dusting of caster sugar are also hallmarks.

Serve with a big pot of Clipper Fairtrade Everyday tea.

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: February 13, 2014

Mrs Simpkins’ Crumbly Rhubarb Sandwich Bars

Rhubarb Bars 3These deliciously crumbly, tart, yet sweet, bars are perfect with a cup of your favourite Clipper tea. Try them as a breakfast treat with a spoonful of yoghurt. Use either forced or maincrop rhubarb.

The basic mixture works beautifully for both the base and the topping: simply press 2/3 of the mix into the pan for the bottom, and use the remaining mix to scatter over the top (see below). The rhubarb isn’t pre-cooked; the slender slices will cook in the mixture.

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: February 3, 2014

Mrs Simkins’ Cheesey Crumpets

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When it’s cold and wintry outside, there is nothing like snuggling up in the warm with a pot of tea and a plate of hot buttered crumpets. Although strawberry jam has to be the undisputed top topper for crumpets, it’s good to have some savoury options and a full flavoured Cheddar cheese is wonderful, particularly if it is melting or oozing in some way.

Try these 2 cheesy choices to serve with a pot of your favourite Clipper brew.

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: December 18, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Iced Green Tea Mini Loaf Cakes

 

Mini Green Tea Loaves 2Clipper’s range of green teas work brilliantly in these unusual little cakes. The cakes are light and moist, not too sweet, and, come complete with a useful amount of antioxidants from the tea, which happily, are able to survive the baking process: just the thing for the dark days of January!

Clipper’s green tea with lemon or strawberry, matched with lemon zest or freeze-dried strawberry pieces respectively, work particularly well, but you could experiment with some of the other varieties in the range. Choose from: ginseng and raspberry, ginkgo biloba and blackcurrant, aloe vera and citrus or nettle and peppermint.

The cakes are baked in dinky little loaf tins, the kind that come in packs of 6 but if you don’t have any, you could bake them as muffins in a muffin tin, with or without paper cases.  Serve with a big cup of matching Clipper green tea!

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Category: Recipes, Things to Do and Win | Posted on: November 27, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Festive Mini Iced Carrot Cakes

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These darling little carrot cakes look as if they’ve just fallen off the Christmas tree! They are are very simple to put together: a food processor makes short work of both the cake mixture and the icing.

Serve with a pot of your favourite Clipper brew!

 

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