1. a fruitcake (sometimes covered with almond paste) eaten at mid-Lent or Easter or Christmas
  2. a crisp bread of fine white flour
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How To Use simnel In A Sentence

  • The pastry, also called simnel cake, was a rich fruit cake, remembered by Robert Herrick in the lines: Liz Smith: A Chapter From The Mother Book
  • Personally I like to stick with the old favourites but Heavenly has developed a reputation for wild and wonderful flavours such as bubble gum, pink grapefruit, Turkish delight, simnel cake an Easter special and peanut butter. Ten of the best UK ice-cream sellers
  • Holy arrangements for Easter with talk of travel arrangements and grandparents and simnel cake... jostling with the veiled statues in church and the Gospel bringing home the stark ghastliness of a Roman crucifixion and Christ's agony. Archive 2009-04-01
  • A Simnel cake is a rich fruitcake baked with a layer of marzipan in the middle and topped with a layer of marzipan as well.
  • Nor were the good folks of those days without their simnels, cracknels, and other sorts of cakes for the table, among which in the wastel we recognise the equivalent of the modern Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine
  • Simnel, a mere pawn, was pardoned and set to work as a scullion in the royal kitchens, living out the rest of his life in safe obscurity.
  • The Lenten fast dictated that the simnel cake had to keep until Easter.
  • As a result, attempts to dethrone Henry were poorly supported in England and the Yorkist pretenders (such as Lambert Simnel in 1487) failed to carry conviction.
  • A simnel cake is a light fruit cake, similar to a Christmas cake, that is covered in marzipan. Princess Party Cookbook
  • Earlier, she and the audience got a good laugh when she asked to hear the word "simnel" in a sentence and was told: "The Wilsons had long ago lost their appetite for simnel, but luckily their poodle had much lower standards. Undefined
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