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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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Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 17, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Coconut Hats

Coconut Hats

 

These little cakes are easy to make, look jolly and taste delicious. The moist, light coconut sponge and subtly fragrant and sweet raspberry jam are perfect partners. A food processor is ideal for whipping up the sponge mixture. Perfect with a pot of your favourite Clipper tea.

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 17, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Mini-Victoria Sponges

Mini Jubilee Victoria

Here’s a fitting recipe to bake for the Jubilee celebrations. Named in honour of Queen Victoria, Victoria sponge is a stalwart of the present royal tea table: much enjoyed by our own Queen and royal family.  Here is a mini-version, handy for a Jubilee themed tea-party or street party, they are deliciously light and look very cute and festive. Don’t forget to provide a big pot of Clipper tea!

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 17, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Simple Lemon Cheesecake

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We celebrated the 2012 Olympics with a yummy cheesecake and a pot of your favourite Clipper tea. Versions of cheesecake can be found in most nations across the world but apparently, it all began in Ancient Greece – as well as instigating the Olympic Games, the Ancient Greeks are also credited with inventing cheesecake. Historians believe cheesecake may well have been served to the athletes at the very first Games held in Olympia in 776 BC.

Early cheesecake had a lot in common with our own British curd tarts and was made from fresh curds sweetened with honey. Once the Romans conquered Greece, cheesecake spread to Italy and then throughout Europe and centuries later over to America.

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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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