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Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 4, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Easter Biscuits

Easter Biscuits with Chick 3


Traditionally, Easter biscuits are round with fluted edges and are subtly spiced. You can make these in the traditional way or cut them out using suitably Easter themed novelty cutters. A little spice is nice, or see Tip below for alternative flavourings. Whichever way you bake them, they are perfect with a cup of your favourite Clipper brew… Read More

Category: Recipes | Posted on: May 4, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Spring Chocolate Cake

Spring Chocolate Cake 1Easter has been so early this year, there still seems to be bit of a chocolate and egg-sized gap now that it’s April. Here’s a nice simple and delicious recipe for a chocolate cake to celebrate spring. You can dress it for the part with fresh spring flowers – and little chocolate sugar coated eggs if you can still get hold of some!



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Category: What's Brewing | Posted on: May 4, 2013

Decaffeination… The Clipper Way

Some other tea makers use chemical solvents such as methylene chloride and ethyl acetate to strip the caffeine from their teas. Ethyl acetate works well in nail polish remover (so we’ve heard), but let’s just say it’s not very Clipper.

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