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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

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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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Category: Recipes | Posted on: July 3, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Wedding Day Cupcakes

 

These have the most delicious, understated, and elusive raspberry flavour and are golden brown in colour. The pale peachy-pink buttercream looks very sophisticated and wedding-like. You may like to bake them in gold paper cake cases to add to the sense of occasion. Serve with a pot of Clipper Darjeeling which goes perfectly: it’s often referred to as the Champagne of teas!

 

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: July 3, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Tropical Butterflies

 

Bring a balmy touch of the exotic to a weekend winter tea-time with these dreamy little cakes. The coconut frosting is slightly unusual but extremely delicious: loosen it with a spot of milk if it seems a bit stiff – or for a totally tropical taste, a little drop of coconut liqueur. The raspberry jam combines beautifully with the coconut: raspberry and coconut is a marriage made in Paradise.

Perfect with a cup of your favourite Clipper tea.

 

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 17, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Mince Pies

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Make delicious rich, short pastry in moments: even if your hands are a little on the warm side, with this easy food processor recipe. Use your own homemade mincemeat or a top quality bought one for really more-ish mince pies.

Serve with a pot of your favourite Clipper tea: Clipper’s warmly spiced Organic Indian Chai tea has a particularly Christmassy taste. Read More



Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 17, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Marmalade Muffins

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These easy to make little cakes are just the thing to cheer up dark days. Not too sweet, light and tangy, they are the perfect accompaniment to a pot of your favourite Clipper tea. A food processor makes short work of both the sponge and the icing.

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 17, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Chocolate Hearts

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Chocolate and a cup of tea is a perfect combination. With Valentine’s Day coming up, you might like to make one of these gorgeous chocolate treats for your own loved one – don’t forget to make them a pot of their favourite Clipper tea to go with it! Read More



Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 17, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Iced Banana Loaf

Iced Banana Loaf

 

 

Bananas don’t last long in extremes of temperature and soon go brown if the weather is either very hot or very cold. Use them up in this handy recipe. You can eat the banana loaf plain and simple, just as it is if you prefer, but the icing adds the finishing touch and makes it more of a treat.

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 17, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Simnel Slice

Simnel Slice

 

Although nowadays an Easter Sunday treat, Simnel cake was originally served on Mothering Sunday. This particular Sunday, falling in the middle of Lent, used to be also known as Simnel Sunday or Refreshment Sunday and was a day when you could take a short break from the traditional Lent fasting and enjoy a slice of cake with your mum.

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