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Category: Recipes | Posted on: March 2, 2015

Mrs Simkins’ Butternut Spice Cake

Butternut Cake Slice 1

Combining butternut squash with butter, ground almonds, walnuts and an enticing blend of spices, this unusual cake is great on a spring afternoon with a cup of Clipper tea.

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: January 22, 2015

Mrs Simkins’ Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Brownie Close-upGorgeous at any time of year with a cup of your favourite Clipper brew, you could bake a batch of these tempting romantically-themed brownies for Valentine’s Day.
The magic ingredient (apart from the combination of cocoa and dark chocolate pieces, obviously) is beetroot: its naturally sweet and earthy taste enhances the chocolate beautifully, yet without any hint at all of actual beetroot.

Elaborate red velvet cakes have become increasingly popular in recent decades as a ‘groom’s cake’ at American weddings to complement the traditional bridal cake. Incidentally, beetroot helps keep your heart healthy: making these brownies even more perfect for Valentine’s Day! The American-style chocolate fudge frosting sets them off a treat.

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: December 15, 2014

Mrs Simkins’ Virtuous Cake

Virtuous Cake sliceOne lovely cake – so many ways to make it!

Perfect for this time of year, this truly virtuous cake, with no added fat or sugar, is a real pick-me-up with a nice hot cup of Clipper tea if you are feeling a bit feeble.

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: December 2, 2014

Mrs Simkins’ Indian Chai Christmas Trees

Icing Indian Chai Xmas Trees 1A lovely cup of Clipper Indian Chai tea never fails to cheer dark December afternoons. It smells and tastes just like Christmas itself: all citrus, cinnamon and cloves – with an extra bright note of fennel seed for good measure.

It’s also the perfect ingredient to add an extra depth of seasonal flavour to these very more-ish Christmas gingerbread biscuits!

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: October 24, 2014

Mrs Simkins’ Sticky Ginger Bundt Cake with Lemon Icing

Ginger Bundt slice with sparkler 1This moist spicy ginger cake, smothered in lemon icing and topped off with crystallized ginger pieces, is absolutely heavenly with a cup of your favourite Clipper brew. It’s the perfect wintry weather cake and just the thing to keep out the cold on Guy Fawkes Night.