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To think that one should put the cream on first?

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TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench · 31/05/2011 22:51

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.
Grin

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Thingumy · 31/05/2011 22:51

can't stand them either way.

I say scone btw.

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Honeydragon · 31/05/2011 22:52

Only first if its clotted cream

All other creams go on top of the jam.

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Honeydragon · 31/05/2011 22:52

and scon

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TurtlesAreRetroRight · 31/05/2011 22:52

We've had this thread before.

It's jam first. You are wrong.

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MarionCole · 31/05/2011 22:53

Jam then clotted cream on your scon.

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TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench · 31/05/2011 22:54

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

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Chunkamatic · 31/05/2011 22:54

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

Scon.

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PelvicFloors0fSteel · 31/05/2011 22:54

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

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quiddity · 31/05/2011 22:55

The jam goes on your scon first

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Honeydragon · 31/05/2011 22:57

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

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TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench · 31/05/2011 22:57

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

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PaperView · 31/05/2011 22:59

no no no

scone, butter, jam, cream

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TeamLemon · 31/05/2011 23:00

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.

Eat.

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basingstoke · 31/05/2011 23:00

Clotted cream first, then jam, on a scon.

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

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TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench · 31/05/2011 23:00

"A stiffened double" sounds so rude

But yes, desperate times and all that

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TeamLemon · 31/05/2011 23:00

God, I'm hungry now.

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TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench · 31/05/2011 23:03

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

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BooyHoo · 31/05/2011 23:04

scawn (from northern ireland)

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TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench · 31/05/2011 23:05

Basingstoke's fil sounds like my kind of guy

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basingstoke · 31/05/2011 23:05

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

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BelleDameSansMerci · 31/05/2011 23:06

Scon.

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?

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BlooferLady · 31/05/2011 23:07

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.

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IgnoringTheChildren · 31/05/2011 23:08

Scon.

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)

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LunaticIsOnTheGrass · 31/05/2011 23:08

Scone - Clotted cream - Jam. In that order.

Yummy.

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Honeydragon · 31/05/2011 23:09

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