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Old 08-15-2013, 03:36 PM   #11
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Vit, in Steve's Amazon link, scroll down. There's a cookbook for Kindle that has a recipe for clotted cream, among other authentic English foods, scones too. Only 99 cents.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:44 PM   #12
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I can get it easily here, we just buy it at the supermarket. It's different to double cream , whipped cream, or creme Fraiche . I have only used it for desserts it's quite a luxurious cream really , best savoured with the likes of scones and jam !
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:55 PM   #13
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i was reading about scones one day, viewing pages of various temptingly plated scones, and in general, making myself very hungry, when i came across a scone that was to be served with dollops of 'clotted cream'....
CLOTTED CREAM? wth is clotted cream?! i have no idea, but i do know this much, I WANT some! okay, so i google 'clotted cream', and i learn that it is 'a thick cream made by heating milk slowly and then allowing it to cool while the cream content rises to the top in coagulated clumps.' ....but, it is CLOTTED CREAM, and i still WANT some! by now i know that i have once again fallen for a food by the look and/or sound of its name...but i am hooked on the thing, and i must follow it through to the end. i must have a taste of this clotted cream--hopefully atop of a homemade scone spread with some blueberry or cherry fruit, yumm....

have any of you made or tasted a clotted cream from a recipe that you would recommend? in general, do you use clotted cream anywhere that whipped cream is called for? are there different flavorings that get added to 'plain' clotted cream, like lemon or vanilla? is clotted cream ever used
with savory dishes, like on a piece of fish, or an omelet?
i'd love to hear from you, really...
I just did a Google search for "homemade clotted cream" and came up with a number of hits. Just for fun, you might try making your own before springing for other stuff. Might be a fun experiment. And, just think, you will get to eat the failures and successes. Where's the downside to that?!
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:58 PM   #14
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This morning I pulled a small packet of macerated strawberries from last winter out of the freezer. Don't you bet some clotted cream would be a match made in heaven? I'll have to follow up when berries are in season again in December.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:29 PM   #15
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This morning I pulled a small packet of macerated strawberries from last winter out of the freezer. Don't you bet some clotted cream would be a match made in heaven? I'll have to follow up when berries are in season again in December.
I just woke up from a nap, it seems so odd to me that strawberry season begins in December!
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:11 PM   #16
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Vit, it's been said the best clotted cream comes from Cornwall England.

Seems it's something to do with the cows there. It's truly one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen, and if you've ever seen Doc Martin on TV, that would be an example. I had the pleasure of having what they call a "cream tea" in a little place on a cliff near where it's filmed, and I'll never forget it. The tea was lovely, but the clotted cream and raspberry jam on the scone was divine! I had never tasted anything like it.
A picture of one of the cows is in our Cornwall trip story....

http://stevekathytravels.com/sitebui...ope2011pt2.pdf
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:31 PM   #17
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I can get it easily here, we just buy it at the supermarket. It's different to double cream , whipped cream, or creme Fraiche . I have only used it for desserts it's quite a luxurious cream really , best savoured with the likes of scones and jam !
Yes, you can get it over here too
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I can get it easily here, we just buy it at the supermarket. It's different to double cream , whipped cream, or creme Fraiche . I have only used it for desserts it's quite a luxurious cream really , best savoured with the likes of scones and jam !
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Vit, do you have a British tea room near you? Check this list: Virginia Tearooms We have a tea shoppe over the border in CT and they carry clotted cream there. Maybe you can find it kinda local? Good luck. I've never bothered buying the clotted cream for my scones because, warm out of the oven, they're perfectly yummy naked. But I have tried a bit of creme fraiche on them when they are more than an hour old and it has tasted wonderful. Might want to give that cheaper option a try.
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