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n. Chiefly British
1. A crisp bread made of fine wheat flour.
2. A rich fruitcake sometimes covered with almond paste and traditionally eaten at mid-Lent, Easter, and Christmas.

[Middle English, from Old French siminel, from Medieval Latin siminellus, ultimately from Latin simila, fine flour; see semolina.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.simnel - a crisp bread of fine white floursimnel - a crisp bread of fine white flour  
bread, breadstuff, staff of life - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
2.simnel - a fruitcake (sometimes covered with almond paste) eaten at mid-Lent or Easter or Christmas
fruitcake - a rich cake containing dried fruit and nuts and citrus peel and so on
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Is it not enough that you leech me of good marks of such a quantity that you may ever after wear mantles of villosa and feast on simnel bread and malmsey, that you must needs burden me still further with the affliction of thy vile tongue?
All these were duly packed away deep in the traveller's scrip, and above them old pippin-faced brother Athanasius had placed a parcel of simnel bread and rammel cheese, with a small flask of the famous blue-sealed Abbey wine.
A parade of dainty delights fresh from the pastry kitchen include a chocolate cremeaux flower pot, mini Simnel cake, peppermint macaron and Creme egg lollipop, which will be a sure favourite for big and little chicks alike.
Fromhot cross bunsand chocolate eggs, to simnel cakes and chewy sweets, if you've got a sweet tooth, prepare to be in your element.
Legend has it that it is named after Lambert Simnel, the child pretender to Henry VIII's throne, who was spared death and instead sent to work in the royal kitchens, where he is said to have come up with the recipe.
All these dishes sound wonderful, and I'll no doubt come back to some of them for future articles, but what I really wanted to make this year was a good Simnel Cake.
The account was halted after she posted a picture of a traditional Easter simnel cake.
Chocolate Simnel Cake (serves 12) Ingredients 100g (31/2 oz) Dr.
EASTER wouldn't be the same without some traditional treats like a perfect roast dinner, toasted hot cross buns and Simnel cake.
We justify stuffing our faces with simnel cake because we're having a sense of occasion (though when Easter's done we will become haunted by evil swimwear lurking on the horizon).
19 KITCHEN Bake this yummy Simnel cake ready for Easter Sunday.