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To think that one should put the cream on first?

(105 Posts)
TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Tue 31-May-11 22:51:06

On scones that is.
Because surely the cream creates a delicious fatty barrier, thus preventing the jam (raspberry of course) seeping into the sconey cakiness?

And we can do "scon" vs."scone" too, if anyone's up for it.

Thingumy Tue 31-May-11 22:51:50

can't stand them either way.

I say scone btw.

Honeydragon Tue 31-May-11 22:52:19

Only first if its clotted cream

All other creams go on top of the jam.

Honeydragon Tue 31-May-11 22:52:34

and scon

TurtlesAreRetroRight Tue 31-May-11 22:52:37

We've had this thread before.

It's jam first. You are wrong.

MarionCole Tue 31-May-11 22:53:32

Jam then clotted cream on your scon.

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Tue 31-May-11 22:54:29

Of course its clotted, honeydragon. What kind of scumbag do you take me for?

Chunkamatic Tue 31-May-11 22:54:34

Jam first (unless clotted as mentioned purely because you can't spread the thick cream onto slippy jam).


PelvicFloors0fSteel Tue 31-May-11 22:54:49

Cream then jam, but provided it's Cornish clotted cream I won't argue too much about the order.

quiddity Tue 31-May-11 22:55:45

The jam goes on your scon first

Honeydragon Tue 31-May-11 22:57:26

Because many will convince you that a stiffened double is acceptable, when this happens one has to make do grin

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Tue 31-May-11 22:57:57

Turtles, we've had it a million times before, but I have an argument to settle and fast smile

PaperView Tue 31-May-11 22:59:30

no no no

scone, butter, jam, cream

TeamLemon Tue 31-May-11 23:00:05

Take a freshly baked scon, still warm from the oven.
Split by hand, never cut with a knife.
Spread with a lick of lightly salted butter, then smear with a dollop of raspberry jam (homemade for preference).
Top with a generous mound of clotted cream.


basingstoke Tue 31-May-11 23:00:32

Clotted cream first, then jam, on a scon.

FIL used to use clotted cream instead of butter on his bread.

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Tue 31-May-11 23:00:55

"A stiffened double" sounds so rude

But yes, desperate times and all that

TeamLemon Tue 31-May-11 23:00:56

God, I'm hungry now.

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Tue 31-May-11 23:03:36

Hmm, cream first enthusiasts seem to be in a minority. How can this be?

BooyHoo Tue 31-May-11 23:04:44

scawn (from northern ireland)

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Tue 31-May-11 23:05:15

Basingstoke's fil sounds like my kind of guy

basingstoke Tue 31-May-11 23:05:28

Because people are very ignorant. Butter? And clotted cream? No.

BelleDameSansMerci Tue 31-May-11 23:06:37


Cream first.

Then jam.

No butter.

Nice tea. In a pot. smile

Isn't there some "thing" that in Devon it's cream first and in Cornwall it's jam (or the other way around)? Or is that just something for gullible tourists like me?

BlooferLady Tue 31-May-11 23:07:33

They should resemble a pair of breasts. If you don't have a clear view of two delicious raspberry nipples, it's simply not right.

IgnoringTheChildren Tue 31-May-11 23:08:02


Clotted cream first.

Then strawberry jam!

No butter! Unless of course there's no clotted cream, in which case lots of butter. But then no jam (of any kind).

Also plain scones (vs fruit ones) for cream tea!

(disclaimer: if the cream isn't of the clotted variety sad then it really should be jam first)

LunaticIsOnTheGrass Tue 31-May-11 23:08:20

Scone - Clotted cream - Jam. In that order.


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