Cornish Recipes > Cornish Clotted Cream Tea

How to make a Cornish Clotted Cream Tea:

No one should visit Cornwall without having a traditional cream tea which consists of buttered scones, jam, clotted cream and a pot of tea.

Cornish clotted cream has traditionally had many uses. It can be used as a substitute for butter and served with vegetables; it can be used in mashed potatoes, in pasties, on ice cream or as the only fat content when making a cake. Clotted cream is the thickest of all the creams and so lends itself to spreading rather than pouring as with single or double cream. Unlike whipped or aerosol cream, clotted cream holds its shape and will sit happily on junket, cakes and scones for several hours before serving without separating or becoming liquid.

If you want to try a making a cream tea in America visit Gourmet Food Store to buy British Double Devon Cream, which is another name for Clotted Cream. Make some scones, choose your favorite jam, make a pot of tea and hey presto you have yourself a Cornish Clotted Cream Tea!

Here are some other traditional Cornish ways of using clotted cream:

Junket with Clotted Cream Recipe
Cornish Burnt Cream Recipe
Fried Eggs with Clotted Cream Recipe
Cornish Sandwiches Recipe (an everyday version of the luxury Cream Tea)