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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.

JohFlow Mon 05-Aug-13 17:44:18

I like to mix it up.

I put jam on first, then cream.

But then I turn the scone over grin

ExcuseTypos Mon 05-Aug-13 17:45:22

Jam spead thickly first, then a dollop of clotted cream.

I'm just back from a week in Cornwall then a week in Devon.

I obviously had to sample a couple of cream teas in each county.

hackmum Mon 05-Aug-13 17:45:23

Don't you just put jam on one half of the scone and cream on the other, and then push them together? Or is that just me?

jacks365 Mon 05-Aug-13 17:45:37

Very annoyed as now I need to get baking.

Then it's jam first cream on top.

CoffeeandScones Mon 05-Aug-13 17:45:56

Hmmm. This is a losing battle, though perhaps it's a metaphor for the wondrous diversity of life...

(also a useful counterpoint to the argument "x thousand/million/etc people can't be wrong" - turns out they can smile )

lovecupboards is spot on though with the pronunciation. It's scone as in "gone", not scone as in "own". That would be "scown" shudder

primarymonkeyhanger Mon 05-Aug-13 17:46:28

The clotted cream is all gooey and sticky so you need to put it on 1st to stop it pulling off all of the jam.

Must say I have never had a satisfactory scone anywhere other than Betty's tearoom or my kitchen.

I went for a posh afternoon tea recently and the scone turned to dust, no fruit and godknows what the cream was but it certainly wasn't clotted.

VestandKnickers Mon 05-Aug-13 17:47:05

No no no hackmum each half has to have jam and cream.

olidusUrsus Mon 05-Aug-13 17:48:22

Jam first!? Philistines. OP I have never and will never socialise with a jam first-er. You are welcome to tea at mine anytime.

MimsyBorogroves Mon 05-Aug-13 17:49:41

Fruit scones are evil.

I like a huge dollop of clotted cream on a plain scone with just a smear of strawberry jam.

And now I'm hungry.

Elsiequadrille Mon 05-Aug-13 17:49:57

I like that too, Waffly (microwave and butter). But I still prefer clotted cream and jam.

MissStrawberry Mon 05-Aug-13 17:50:57

I am a northerner. Married to a southerner. Live in the South. I make scones and no one gets on if they don't say the name properly. Scone to rhyme with gone natch.

Euphemia Mon 05-Aug-13 17:51:05

Jam and butter together: YUK!

squoosh Mon 05-Aug-13 17:51:52

I pronounce scone as sc-own and don'f give two filddy fecks what anyone else thinks.

Some say scon, some say scown, the town is pronounced Skooon.

maddening Mon 05-Aug-13 17:52:33

Yanbu - cream then jam.

Taffeta Mon 05-Aug-13 17:53:14

Scones are like, total gack. Grim.

But DS adores them so I buy him one occasionally in the local tea room. Cream first, then jam.

YY ToastedTeacake. That's the right and only way to construct a scone.

And scone rhymes with stone.

Slightly disgusted at butter on scones. shock

WafflyVersatile Mon 05-Aug-13 17:55:21

Elsie You can always add them after. grin

TSSDNCOP Mon 05-Aug-13 17:55:45

Oh for gods sake not this again.

For the cotton picking last time:

Scone (said to rhyme with bone)

In my kingdom any other way will be treasonous. Penalty: death.

meganorks Mon 05-Aug-13 17:55:55

Yanbu. But I think its easier that way. Clotted cream spreads like butter and then jam easy to spread on top. The other way just ends up with blob of cream going round and round on top and not spreading

I think cream first is the Devon way. Have to keep looking over my shoulder in Cornwall...

OwlinaTree Mon 05-Aug-13 17:57:04

Don't like scones after having to eat Granny's kill-me-quicks as a child.

Don't really like clotted cream.

So i'm left with the raisins and the jam i suppose.

Scone to rhyme with gone is how i would say it.

ChippingInHopHopHop Mon 05-Aug-13 17:57:28

Plain or cheese with butter.

Depends - if you use butter or not:

If you use butter it's butter, jam, cream.

If you don't use butter, it's cream then jam.

Something to do with needing to put the 'fat' on the scone for max taste according to professional bakers.

<shrug> I'll take them anyway I can get them smile

IslaValargeone Mon 05-Aug-13 17:57:29

You can't eat them if they are pushed together surely?

Keztrel Mon 05-Aug-13 17:57:41

What is this "spreading" you all speak of? Massive dollop of cream followed by massive dollop of jam. Yum.

Taffeta Mon 05-Aug-13 17:58:32

Yes scone to rhyme with gone. My mum has a friend that says scone to rhyme with own and she sounds like Hyacinth Bucket. <hides>

SillyBillly Mon 05-Aug-13 17:59:02

I dont care which way it goes on, its all going in my mouth as quickly as possibly, Oh if your not gonna eat that one ill have it lol

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