Here's everything you need to know about English clotted cream, how to serve it, and how you can make clotted cream yourself.
What is Clotted Cream?
Clotted cream is a type of cream that is popular in England and other parts of the United Kingdom.
Along with scones, patries, fruit, and tea, clotted cream is a popular tea party food for afternoon tea.
It is made by heating unpasteurized full-fat cow's milk until a thick layer of cream forms on the surface, which is then left to cool and "clot" or thicken further.
The cream is traditionally served with scones and jam as part of a classic British cream tea. It has a rich, silky texture and a slightly nutty, buttery flavor that sets it apart from other types of cream. Clotted cream is also sometimes known as Devonshire cream or Cornish cream, after the regions in which it is commonly produced.
What does clotted cream taste like?
Clotted cream is often described as rich and buttery, with a subtle hint of sweetness. It has a distinctively velvety texture that melts in your mouth. When spread on scones or other baked goods, it adds a luscious and creamy element to the overall taste experience.
Devonshire clotted cream is made in the county of Devon, in the south-west of England, and is slightly thicker and more buttery in flavor than Cornish cream.
Cornish cream, as the name suggests, is made in the county of Cornwall and is slightly softer and lighter in texture than Devonshire cream. Both types of clotted cream are highly regarded and enjoyed throughout the UK and beyond.
How to use clotted cream
Clotted cream is traditionally served with scones, along with jam or honey, as part of a classic British cream tea.
It is also used as a topping for desserts, such as pies and cakes, and as a luxurious addition to coffee or hot chocolate.
How To Make Clotted Cream
Making clotted cream at home is totally doable, but it is a bit time-consuming.
You'll need milk, a cheesecloth and patience.
This recipes requires "raw" milk which might be difficult to find in some areas. If you are unable to find this milk, you can use cream instead.
Now you can go enjoy scones and clotted cream with this clotted cream recipe.
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