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Mary Berry's Simnel Cake - Traditional English Easter cake with 11 marzipan balls to represent the disciples excluding Judas.

Mary Berry's Simnel Cake - Traditional English Easter cake with 11 marzipan balls to represent the disciples excluding Judas.

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Simnel cake was traditionally given by servant girls to their mothers when they returned home on Mothering Sunday.

Simnel cake was traditionally given by servant girls to their mothers when they returned home on Mothering Sunday.

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2 individually portioned mini Simnel cakes topped with marzipan balls
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Simnel Cake   Originally, this cake was made for Mothering Sunday, but it has for a long, long time been an essential Easter confection, the marzipan balls on top representing the apostles: eleven in total as, for understandable reasons, Judas is persona non grata.  I make this a very light fruit cake, totally different in taste and texture from the damp, dark offerings of Christmas.

Simnel Cake Originally, this cake was made for Mothering Sunday, but it has for a long, long time been an essential Easter confection, the marzipan balls on top representing the apostles: eleven in total as, for understandable reasons, Judas is persona non grata. I make this a very light fruit cake, totally different in taste and texture from the damp, dark offerings of Christmas.

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Simnel Muffins - BBC good food website.  I like to soak the dried fruit in brandy for a week beforehand though!

Simnel Muffins - BBC good food website. I like to soak the dried fruit in brandy for a week beforehand though!

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Making Mini Simnel Cakes for work colleagues :) From Lakeland recipe
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Miss Foodwise | Celebrating British food history: Of Simon, Nell and Simnel cakes

Miss Foodwise | Celebrating British food history: Of Simon, Nell and Simnel cakes

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Discover our recipe and top tips to creating the perfect Simnel cake this Easter. We recommend making your own marzipan to make it even more special. Find the recipe on the Waitrose website.

Discover our recipe and top tips to creating the perfect Simnel cake this Easter. We recommend making your own marzipan to make it even more special. Find the recipe on the Waitrose website.

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