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.
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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