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simnel cake

(ˈsɪmnəl)
n
(Cookery) Brit a fruit cake containing a layer of marzipan, often coloured with saffron and topped with marzipan, traditionally eaten at Lent or Easter
[C13 simenel, from Old French, from Latin simila fine flour, probably of Semitic origin; related to Greek semidalis fine flour]
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sim′nel cake`

(ˈsɪm nl)
n.
Chiefly Brit.
a rich fruitcake covered with almond paste.
[1830–40; simnel, Middle English simenel < Old French, ultimately < Latin simila or Greek semídālis fine flour]
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Translations

simnel cake

n (Brit) → marzipanüberzogener Früchtekuchen
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That's interspersed with the actual single-chocolates-in-a-little-bag contents of the Easter eggs, hot-cross buns dripping in butter, simnel cake with the marzipan peeled off, of course (then eaten separately, ha, tricked you), Italian Easter pudding and, well, you get the picture.
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Ash Wednesday, of course, is the next day Fasting begins; goodies hidden away The sign of ashes on the forehead Is sometimes used to remember the dead Fourth Sunday of Lent is Mother's Day Giving gifts and cards is the modern way Or Simnel cake topped with marzipan ball For eleven disciples standing faithful and tall Fish on Good Friday; what's that all about?
EASTER SIMNEL CAKE PS12, M&S A DELICATELY spiced all-butter fruit cake with a layer of soft marzipan baked into the centre, decorated with toasted marzipan, this is perfect for after Easter lunch.
Also perhaps in need of a resurrection of its own, simnel cake might be another dying Easter tradition.
In my day it was a fish feast on Good Friday, Simnel cake and hot cross buns on Saturday, a couple of Easter eggs on Sunday and a leg of lamb lunch with some daffs on the table if we pushed the boat out.
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.
EASTER wouldn't be the same without some traditional treats like a perfect roast dinner, toasted hot cross buns and Simnel cake.
EASTER wouldn't be the same without some traditional treats like a perfect roast lamb, hot cross buns and Simnel cake.
Simnel Cake A pretty cake originally baked for Mother's Day, but more often seen at Easter time, from Mhairi Taylor of Cafezique.