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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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