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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

Lemon Cheesecake 1

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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