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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.

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