Saturday, 26 March 2016

Simnel Cake.



Mary Berry's Easter Simnel Cake.


Lady Magnon's Easter Simnel Cake.

I've never tasted a Simnel Cake, but the ingredients sound good. We haven't broached it yet; I'll let you know.




33 comments:

  1. Interesting cake:) I shall google it later after my weekly visit at my fother's in Tel-Aviv.Have a nice weekend.

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    1. You too Yael. Weather looking OK here for the holidays.

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  2. It looks even better than the one in the book. You are very lucky that Lady Magnon cooks/bakes so well; you certainly eat well in your house. I wish you and Lady Magnon a happy (delicious!) Easter! Greetings Maria xx

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    1. I was amused to see that she'd even tried to imitate the wavy edge! We'll taste it this afternoon.

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  3. Compliments to the cook, it looks delicious. Happy eating and Happy Easter to you both.

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  4. You can't go wrong with Mary's recipes. The cake looks lovely.

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    1. Time will tell. It looks good enough to eat!

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  5. Very pretty, and looks delicious. Lady Magnon must have a lot of patience to have made that topping,....I would have just done a slather of butter icing and made a pattern in it with a fork, just to get the job done!

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    1. It surprised me too. She's just told me that she's doing more Hot X Buns today; my diet is suffering.

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  6. There seems to be an awful lot of cakes around this Easter. Are you having visitors?

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  7. Hmm. I'd like to give it a try but I'm not a great cake eater really.

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    1. I'm not normally either, but I'm given my instructions; and obey.

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  8. Simnel Cake is wonderful... but I see that Judas is present on Lady Magnon's cake!!

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    1. She mentioned something about being 11 eggs on top; I suppose I'll have to eat a couple.

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  9. Lady M is truly talented...enjoy your cake.

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    1. She's just recently started cake making... she loves it.

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  10. I can resist the cake bit - but marzipan sends me into ecstasy.

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  11. Oh my goodness! That looks fabulous! I adore Mary Berry. Please report back after you taste the cake. ..although I would hate to cut it, it's so pretty!

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    1. Just had some. Delicious, but a little sweet. As I always do, I've asked for half the amount of sugar next time.

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  12. Mary Berry is featuring a lot Cro .... Lady M's version looks brilliant and I'm sure that it will taste lovely.
    Happy Easter to you both. XXXX

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    1. All her recipes seem to work, and the descriptions are easy to follow. MB can do no wrong in Lady M's book.

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    1. Very good. Another MB success.

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    2. MB is such a sensible, down to earth cook, isn't she? So much more practical than the preposterous divas on so many cookery programmes.

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    3. I'm not a cake maker myself, but her recipes do all seem very clear and successful.

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  14. Oh My Goodness that cake looks beautiful and yummy. Perfect with a cup of coffee I think.
    Happy Easter.

    cheers, parsnip

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  15. Does Lady M let you lick the bowl, spoon and beaters after she's got the cake in the oven?

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    1. We have a dog for that. Very grateful he is too.

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  16. Cutest thing in the world for me was seeing chocolate frosting on my husband's chin.

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