Clotted cream...

Sep 15th, 2003, 04:03 PM
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Clotted cream...

Anyone know a reasonably priced source in the US? Or am I just dreaming...Not that I could get those lovely London scones anywhere here anyway

Thanks, PJ
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Sep 15th, 2003, 05:29 PM
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Go to www.yahoo.com and click on "shopping". Type in clotted cream in the shopping search engine and you'll find several different brands imported from England.
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Sep 15th, 2003, 06:30 PM
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Clotted cream in a jar?! Doesn't sound too good. When I crave clotted cream (usually just after a trip to England) I make my own by whipping cream just past whipped cream texture (but stopping before it becomes butter). Then spread that on a home made scone with some jam (the jam did come in a jar, straight from England). It really tastes pretty similar to me to what I got over there.
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Sep 15th, 2003, 06:47 PM
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Last year I bought some clotted cream in a jar in the dairy case at our local market -- which does carry some pretty high end stuff. It was from Devon. I thought it would be disgusting, but it was perfect -- couldn't tell the difference from what I've had on my scones in Devon. So obviously the stuff is exported to the states, but not sure how many places will carry it.
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Sep 15th, 2003, 06:53 PM
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As Patrick said, Devon Cream is available in many regular supermarkets plus of course, any gourmet stores. It really is quite good.

In two branches of the same chain (Shop-Rite) it was $3.99 and $4.99 for a small jar, maybe 4 oz.
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Sep 15th, 2003, 06:57 PM
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By the way, I wonder how many people know that even in very good tea shops in southern England the clotted cream is purchased and is packaged in a jar. It has a rather long shelf life. So to think jarred clotted cream can't be good being exported to the US is just being naive. Sort of like thinking you can't good proscuitto or parmesan in the US, when the very best brands are exported freely.
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Sep 15th, 2003, 07:24 PM
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This site will give you a little info on Cornish clotted cream and how to make it yourself if you are so inclined. Looks like *a lot* of trouble. An easier way to get some would be to click on the hyperlink within the text and buy some online.

http://www.cornwall-calling.co.uk/food/clotted.htm
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Sep 17th, 2003, 12:35 PM
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Try
www.britishdelights.com

Not only do they have clotted cream, they also have HobNobs and Cadbury chocolates!
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Sep 17th, 2003, 02:04 PM
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Another source for Clotted Cream in the U.S. is Igourmet.com. I had some pretty good CC with Brandy from this source. Also a good place to buy imported cheese. You can buy the scone pans in the U.S. with recipes if you'd like.

**note to Igourmet - if you happen to read this I would like some freebies for this plug.
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Sep 17th, 2003, 02:27 PM
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I think I've seen it in some stores in Princeton, NJ. I didn't notice the price, because I wasn't interested in buyin g it.
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Sep 17th, 2003, 03:36 PM
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I see it all the time in Fresh Market and Whole Foods..I think one of my friends buys it in TJ's. We have several British foods stores locally..we have a large expat community..so no problem here.
But do a google on "clotted cream" there are numerous mail order sources.

And yes, Ive had it in Wales anddevon..and there is not that much difference
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Sep 17th, 2003, 04:48 PM
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Can someone explain what this is? I'm sure it's wonderful, but something about the word Clotted turns me off! : )
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Sep 17th, 2003, 05:37 PM
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IMHO it's a cross between whipped cream and ice cream. Yummy!!!

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Sep 17th, 2003, 06:13 PM
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Nutella...sounds like my opinion of "Congealed salad"...jello salads in other words!!!

Don't think of little clots of cream with sour liquid ...it's all 1 big solid clump of deliciousness!!
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Sep 18th, 2003, 12:47 PM
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Well that's certainly a relief, thanks!
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I believe the key to Real clotted cream is that it requires milk with a very high butterfat content. Higher than you find in the US. (Jersey cows, maybe?)

Probably just as well -- I have a great weakness for the homemade scones and clotted cream served at the Upwey Wishing Well in Dorset. If I lived near there, I'd triple my weight in no time...

The Devon cream in a jar is not bad if you need a fix, and there's a great Julia Child recipe for buttermilk scones in her Baking with Julia book. They're as good as my Mum's. Not the same, but as good. Hmm... I might have to make some this weekend, this thread's making me hungry.
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Sep 18th, 2003, 01:15 PM
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I wish I had some right now! I am baking scones and need clotted cream!
I guess we will have to do with Lemon Curd
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Sep 18th, 2003, 01:16 PM
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This thread brings back fond memories of drinking tea and eating scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam at Dromoland Castle in Ireland. We felt so elegant that afternoon!
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