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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

Cheese & Chilli Crumpet 2

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

Festive Carrot Cakes 2

 

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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Category: Recipes | Posted on: October 28, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Ricotta Curd Tarts

Curd Tarts 2Oh dear! It’s a little cold and miserable: time to get into the kitchen to do some baking and put the kettle on!

These yummy little tarts, similar to the traditional curd tarts from the North of England, are very easy to make in a food processor. Eat warm from the oven with a freshly brewed mug of your favourite Clipper tea!

 

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Category: Recipes, Things to Do and Win | Posted on: September 17, 2013

Fruitful Thinking Wins Fruity Tea!

We’ve been tasting a whole lot of fruit teas and infusions this morning…our taste buds are a tingling with bursts of berries, apples, lemons and we even threw a bit of rhubarb in there, although not technically a fruit – sneaky rhubarb!

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: September 6, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Harvest Cake

 Harvest Cake Uncut by Haystack

This beautifully appl-y, cidery cake is just the thing for Autumn. Eat warm or cold accompanied by a cup of your favourite Clipper tea.

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