Saturday, November 7
Jam or cream?
On the train on the way home from my friend's house last night I was flicking through the Evening Standard (now a free paper) and happened across a spurious article about what order you should put your jam and clotted cream on your scone.
I can't say I've ever thought about it, but on reflection I've realised that I always put the jam on first and then the clotted cream. I don't put butter on at all, that would be too much. Clotted cream is already calorie-laden enough without adding another high-fat product to it, especially when it doesn't improve the flavour.
So for all you cream tea virgins, here's the instructions.
1. Slice scone in half
2. Spread a medium-thick layer of jam
3. Dollop on as much clotted cream as you can without attracting undue attention.
4. Scoff the lot with a nice cup of tea - preferably out of a china cup. That's how we do things over here.
Posted by DDKK at 09:13