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Clotted cream vanishing?

Malmo, Sweden
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Clotted cream vanishing?

We became very spoiled on our last trip buying bakery scones and clotted cream from the local grocery many times. This trip, 3 separate clerks in 2 groceries looked at me as if I was making things up when I asked about clotted cream. "What is it? What do you use it for?" Am I having a middle aged lapse in memory or is it just not as readily available as it was a couple of years ago?

Kent, UK
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21. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

Surely it's kept in the fridge to stop it from going off, not to prevent it "metling", which I doubt would happen at room temperature anyway; and certainly not fast enough to happen before you'd eaten it.

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22. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

Bungle, have you ever sat outside, in summer, while having a cream tea? That clotted cream will start sliding off the scone minutes after you put it on.

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23. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

That's not room temperature.

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24. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

Cream first.

Londinium born and...
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25. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

A warm room then.

Why not go and buy some and report back with your findings? :)

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26. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

It certainly vanishes from my fridge. Doesn't last long at room temperature either but that's greed, not science. Cream first definitely.

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27. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

There, Lisacon, see the argument you've started now? :-)

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28. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

Bungle have you ever had a cream tea where the clotted cream turns up warm?

I never have.

You are right that it is kept refrigerated to stop it going off but also to stop it melting.

Trillian I go along with you especially eating outside in Summer.

Clotted cream is not meant for pouring!

I stick with Annabelle with how you prepare a cream scone although I do know there is a difference between Cornwall and Devon with this tradition.

By the way I keep my conserve/jam in the fridge too:-)

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29. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

Having sliced open the scone, spread one half (top or bottom, it doesn't matter) with jam, the other half with clotted cream then put them back together - easier than trying to spread jam over cream or cream over jam.

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30. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

Oh heck...

I feel myself being drawn in to this debate...

Must resist... must resist...

Can't.

I'm Cornish but I always put the cream on first because my brain tells me that the cream is a luxury replacement for butter. If I was using butter and jam then the butter would go on first, ergo cream first.

:-D