Jam first or cream!!!

DSB replied on 15/08/2021 10:48

Posted on 15/08/2021 10:48

After our recent stay in Cornwall we've now moved to East Devon.  Our last Cornish Cream tea was at Healey's Cyder Farm..... yesterday we visited Budleigh Salterton, and whilst walking along the front came across a 'beach cafe' that also served cream teas.  We just couldn't resist.  I decided to try putting the cream on first and spreading the jam on top - the Devon way!  However, after having got in a bit of a mess with it, I reverted to the Cornish way - jam first with the cream on top.  To be honest  I find the Cornish way much more intuitive and less messy.

.......so which way do you prefer:  jam first with the cream on top (Cornish) or cream first with jam on top (Devonish).

David

Takethedogalong replied on 15/08/2021 11:04

Posted on 15/08/2021 11:04

Cornish😁 Mind, we prefer fresh raspberries on top of scone, then the cream. That way you can claim one of your 5-a-day😂

Tinwheeler replied on 15/08/2021 11:40

Posted on 15/08/2021 11:40

How can there be any doubt? It's definitely jam first and the cream must be proper Cornish clotted cream ladled on thicklaughing. None of that frothy shaving foam stuff!frown

Cornersteady replied on 15/08/2021 11:50

Posted on 15/08/2021 11:04 by Takethedogalong

Cornish😁 Mind, we prefer fresh raspberries on top of scone, then the cream. That way you can claim one of your 5-a-day😂

Posted on 15/08/2021 11:50

When working I used to being in the Friday donuts and one chap would always say ah strawberry jam, one of my five a day done.

He also used to run the Friday weigh in which was a sort of inverse weight watchers. Your weight was plotted on a spreadsheet and it was inverse because if you put on weight he would be happy while if you had lost you would be subjected to a baggage of abuse. 

Takethedogalong replied on 15/08/2021 14:45

Posted on 15/08/2021 14:45

If we are being really, really decadent, then we get a bag of donuts, jam ones. Split in half, add fresh raspberries piled on one half, lather a good dollop of Rodda’s on the other, slap together, and try to eat more than you get down your shirt🤣

Scones and donuts in this instance are like old fashioned “trenchers”. Merely a receptacle for something more delicious, in our case, raspberries and .....clotted cream.

Not quite sure how successful the diet is going to be when we get to Cornwall, we do a variation with ice cream as well!😂

EasyT replied on 15/08/2021 15:08

Posted on 15/08/2021 15:08

 I don't fancy the scone pictured. I like mine drier and firmer. Also with a decent scone (to my taste) I prefer just butter

davetommo replied on 15/08/2021 18:07

Posted on 15/08/2021 18:07

You can make it the Cornish way eat half, then turn it upside down and have it the Devon way. That way you have had both.

Tinwheeler replied on 15/08/2021 18:46

Posted on 15/08/2021 17:59 by mickysf

Is it a visual thing or does ones mastication make a difference?

Posted on 15/08/2021 18:46

It’s the whole experience of biting down through the smooth cream into the sweet jam and then reaching the more bland scone to finish it off. You should try it😋

DSB replied on 15/08/2021 20:00

Posted on 15/08/2021 18:46 by Tinwheeler

It’s the whole experience of biting down through the smooth cream into the sweet jam and then reaching the more bland scone to finish it off. You should try it😋

Posted on 15/08/2021 20:00

The cream tea at Healey's was wonderful, TW.... the option of fruit scones too... and the scones were just a little warm....  😋😋😋

David

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