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To view "jam first" types with deep suspicion?

(182 Posts)
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.

ZingWidge Wed 07-Aug-13 09:38:04

the opinion of everyone's stomach:
"I don't care, it's all the same for me!
and why is Mouth talking and not doing its more important job of feeding me? what the heck is goin' on?"

exoticfruits Wed 07-Aug-13 05:34:09

Which ever way you can't have butter!

holidaysarenice Wed 07-Aug-13 00:41:16

I'm sorry but actually its butter, jam, cream.

Thank you, I have spoken.

piprabbit Tue 06-Aug-13 23:55:09

First spread the jam in a deep and even layer.
Then top it with a big blob of cream.

Jam is always spread, never blobbed or dolloped. You simply can't spread jam on top of a decent dollop of cream - it just smears it all together into a nasty mixture.

ZingWidge Tue 06-Aug-13 23:49:15






more, please. with hot chocolate!

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 06-Aug-13 23:41:33

Scone --> jam --> --> cream

Now fuck off with your scone talk. I'm on a diet tomorrow. I am not going to bake scones till next summer.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 06-Aug-13 23:33:02

no butter ('tis vile)
a spoonful of jam spread on a plain scone, lightly toasted
then cream. Clotted or whipped, don't care.
(the thought of a huge spoonful of jam on the top...bleurgh)

And coffee.
Milky and strong.
I don't drink tea.

exoticfruits Tue 06-Aug-13 23:32:38

Have cheese ones.

xalyssx Tue 06-Aug-13 23:19:13

I don't like jam what should I do?

exoticfruits Tue 06-Aug-13 22:59:17

Has to be jam first. The cream goes on top and has to be clotted.

cafecito Tue 06-Aug-13 22:56:50

clotted cream then a huge blob of jam (preferably raspberry)

Weetabix = cold (full or semi) milk, lots of it but still a little crunchy at the top, preferably with banana

ZingWidge Tue 06-Aug-13 22:49:23

theslug grin @ on both sides!

<waves to SoMuch>

TiggyD Tue 06-Aug-13 22:47:11

Whipped cream will not do. You might have to suffer it in the uncivilised areas of the world, but not in Her Majesty's Great Britain. You need the feel your arteries harden when you eat it. It has to be clotted.

SoMuchToBits Tue 06-Aug-13 22:27:05

I'm on holiday in Cornwall at the moment. In our holiday accommodation we were provided with some complimentary scones, jam and cream. The cream (Rodda's) had specific instructions that the jam should be placed on the scone before the cream.

I said to my 12 year old ds "There are often threads on mumsnet about this you know!" I shall now refer him to this thread... wink

TheSlug Tue 06-Aug-13 22:21:43

Proper salted butter, clotted cream then jam. On both sides. Yum

susiedaisy Tue 06-Aug-13 22:19:43

Jam first then cream and definitely no fruit, peel, cheese or any shit like that!

DelayedActionMouseMaker Tue 06-Aug-13 22:17:00

Without a heart curdlingly thick layer of salty butter the jam (raspberry) and cream (clotted) are just insipid. Fact.

ShowOfHands Tue 06-Aug-13 22:13:56

No it is NOT okay to put a Weetabix upside down. Geography is no excuse. Honestly.

This thread explains everything.

I assume other own brand wheat biscuit cereals have a correct side up as the production processes must be similar. I have not investigated this however.

Crikeyblimey Tue 06-Aug-13 22:13:25

Oh, I agree there is definitely a wrong way up for weetabix.

Re the scone (rhymes with gone) - jam first.

IfIonlyhadsomesleep Tue 06-Aug-13 22:08:06

Eh? How would I know which way up? And dues that apply to (don't judge) own brand wheat biscuit cereals? I must know!

ZingWidge Tue 06-Aug-13 22:04:25

showof is it ok to put it in the bowl upside down when on the Southern hemisphere? wink

ZingWidge Tue 06-Aug-13 22:02:55

Scone poetry and Weetabix etiquette - how decadent!
Are you writing the story lines for the 3rd series of Downton Abbey?grin

ShowOfHands Tue 06-Aug-13 22:02:00

No, no. Nothing so complicated. Due to the anisotropic nature of the Weetabix, it is possible to put it upside down in the bowl. It makes the very fibres of my being twitch with rage when I witness people flinging a Weetabix willy nilly into a bowl without checking it's the right way up first. You can put what you like on it.

UniS Tue 06-Aug-13 22:00:27

Cornwall- jam 1st then tiny dollop of cream.
Devon - thick layer of cream, topped with jam or fresh fruit ( raspberry or strawberry).

I'm told that ist because Cornwall had more fruit farming and less dairy, while Devon has a strong Dairy tradition and going back a few years many farms made more clotted cream than butter, with buttter being used for cooking NOT spreading.

IfIonlyhadsomesleep Tue 06-Aug-13 21:57:49

Sugar type, amount or its very presence might come into it. Aren't scones simple with their dilemmas?

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