Recipe: Afternoon tea with delicious clotted cream

I´ve been talking so much about afternoon tea with scones and clotted cream, that it´s about time we have some, and since weekends are all about comfort and a bit of downtime, this recipe will work wonders.

I´ve been to England quite a few times in my life, however the delicious, rich a creamy wonder called clotted cream has managed to be unknown to me until last years visit to the lake district, here and here.

And after my last visit (go here) a couple a weeks ago to this peace of paradise in England, I found myself so hooked on the creamy delight that upon my return to Norway I simply had to make a batch for sudden cravings.

Now, when I posted some pictures of clotted cream on instagram during my visit to england, many of you asked what it was, and since I´m still in the wee beginning of decoding the mysteries of this rich deliciousness that is the perfect spread for scones, here is the definition:

I´m not sure exactly what it is that makes this creamy delight so addictive, but I know for a fact that once you´ve tasted it there is no going back.

It´s so silky in consistence, so creamy when you swirl your knife in it to search for the perfect amount for the scone, and the perfect amount is a lot, and it melts so sweetly on the tongue that you can´t help it but feel a bit in love.

Toss out any inhibition, thoughts on diets, bikini season or good reasoning, when it comes to clotted cream it´s all about lust, and it´s ok to give in, after all as far as I´m concerned, when it comes to clotted cream we only live once.

This whole business of afternoon tea is such a charming ritual that it should be adopted all over the world.

I´ve come to the conclusion that afternoon tea might be the best thing ever invented, and I´m wholeheartedly adopting both the tea ceremony and the scone with clotted cream part, they go hand in hand anyway.

And to top it all off, by all means, spread a thick layer of fruity jam on top of it all will you!

Since I´m in the wee beginning of my clotted cream education I´ve yet to make any recipe my own and will simply direct you to one that is easy to make, albeit it take s a bit of patience, but when one is waiting for something good, one never waits in vain…

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How to make

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Head on over to this great food blog for an easy step by step guide to clotted cream.

Happy weekend!

 

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6 Responses to Recipe: Afternoon tea with delicious clotted cream

  1. Imen says:

    Hello Marie,
    What beauty……gosh, you make scones, jam and clotted cream look like a dream. Thanks for sharing my recipe….it really is so easy and unbelievably flavourful. All best, Imen x

  2. …ahhh, that age old debate…Cornish or Devonshire?
    Depending upon the county you are in cream teas are assembled differently…cream then jam=Devon…jam then cream=Cornwall.
    Your rather delicious looking tea would be Cornish, my own preference, how very wise you are,

    Sarah -x-

  3. Marte Marie says:

    @Sara-Jane I´m so new to this I had no idea! But I guess we´re on the same side of things then:)

  4. Marte Marie says:

    @Imen Thank you! I was searching for a good recipe and found yours on your beautiful blog, so THANK YOU;)

  5. Just discovered a link to your beautiful blog whilst reading a post by Emiko Davies. Love the look of these scones and your photography is so peaceful. Thanks for the clotted cream link as well – definitely need to try making some myself!

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