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To view "jam first" types with deep suspicion?

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CoffeeandScones Mon 05-Aug-13 17:29:05

On scones, that is (was a tangent on another thread, inspired by someone objecting to the idea of coffee, not tea, with scones).

I'll take the tea point. But it's cream first on a scone, then jam. Yes, it's harder to construct, but that's part of the beauty of its creation. A healthy bed of rich clotted cream, atop which you delicately and lovingly rest a nestling dollop of rich ruby red jam.

That's a proper scone, surely.

squoosh Mon 05-Aug-13 17:30:55


I like salty butter on my scones. My scones must also be free from vile dried fruit.

Fruity scones with cream and jam are for sissies.

DanceParty Mon 05-Aug-13 17:32:21

Nope, sorry - jam first definitely. No arguments.

peggotty Mon 05-Aug-13 17:32:32

I'm just going to throw the beauty that is cheese scones into the mix!

DrDance Mon 05-Aug-13 17:32:37

YABU - butter then jam, no cream

Rollmops Mon 05-Aug-13 17:33:11

Jam first.

[Throws down gauntlet]

cozietoesie Mon 05-Aug-13 17:33:33

Not hard to construct at all! you split the scone in half and then spread each surface with jam and then loads of cream - twice as much opportunity for indulgence.


Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 05-Aug-13 17:34:17

YY to cheese scones!

I love scones in general. I don't care what order the jam and cream go on, as long as they're there. The best ones come already done for you...

lovecupboards Mon 05-Aug-13 17:35:00

Either is fine provided the individual pronounces 'scone' correctly (ie not scoohhhhwn)

Pilgit Mon 05-Aug-13 17:35:46

Dh says jam first so you can get more cream on. He also has butter as well. Personally anything extra to jam is just wasted calories but i'm not a cream fan

Keztrel Mon 05-Aug-13 17:36:25

Yanbu. Cream is the butter in this scenario, therefore it goes first.

Keztrel Mon 05-Aug-13 17:37:08

Cream and butter is just ridiculous

DramaAlpaca Mon 05-Aug-13 17:37:17


A proper scone has no fruit and must be layered up with butter, then strawberry jam, then an enormous dollop of clotted cream on top.

Delicious! smile

Elsiequadrille Mon 05-Aug-13 17:37:41

Sounds right to me. Clotted cream, then jam.

Dh puts a scraping of jam on first and that doesn't taste quite right.

VestandKnickers Mon 05-Aug-13 17:39:04

Jam has to go on first becasue it is spready. Cream is dollopy and therefore goes on top.

StickEmUp Mon 05-Aug-13 17:39:07

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IslaValargeone Mon 05-Aug-13 17:39:48

You can't put the jam on properly if the cream goes on first.
Scone construction shouldn't involve difficulty of any kind.

WafflyVersatile Mon 05-Aug-13 17:40:23

I don't think scones with cream and jam are all that.

There I said it.

The scones are usually a bit dry and crumbly. Don't get me wrong. I've never turned one down....

I like scones with butter on and then zapped in the microwave for 3.59205 seconds so the butter melts into the scone a bit.

IslaValargeone Mon 05-Aug-13 17:41:48

Scones in a microwave? Now you are being ridiculous.
I can see this thread turning nasty.

noddyholder Mon 05-Aug-13 17:42:31

Jam first How can you spread anything on cream?

Lizzabadger Mon 05-Aug-13 17:42:40

Clotted cream first, like butter. Then jam.

Whipped cream (inferior but still yummy) - jam first then cream (whipped cream is not solid enough to spread jam on).

MissStrawberry Mon 05-Aug-13 17:42:43

Cheese and herb are nice....

TeamEdward Mon 05-Aug-13 17:43:37

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toastedteacake Mon 05-Aug-13 17:43:55

I think it depends on your origins.

East Dorset = as much clotted cream as possible, then huge dollop of strawberry jam.


I agree with Keztrel the cream is in lieu of butter.

Wuldric Mon 05-Aug-13 17:44:13

Jam goes first, always.

You can then put loads of cream on top. Spreading jam on cream ends up in a splodgy mess. OP YABU

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