There is nothing better than scones and clotted cream, unless it is scones, clotted cream, and cuppycakes.
What goes on my scones first – the jam or the cream? That is a question many face when confronted by a cream tea. So when the CWA (Country Women’s Association) were offering Devonshire teas (the popular name for cream teas in Australia) I couldn’t resist asking them. Their answer – in Australia – whatever way you like! Free from the burden of choice I decided to try both ways.
My verdict is if you like the jam to be the dominant flavour then put the jam on last, if you like cream to be the dominant flavour then put the cream on last. Either way they are delicious and a great way to spend an afternoon. But how did this battle of the cream teas begin?
While the origins of the cream tea are in dispute, it is generally accepted that a cream tea is a light afternoon snack…
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