CLOTTED CREAM FOR AFTERNOON TEA

Clotted Cream for Afternoon Tea. Clotted Cream is a very British, thick cream that comes from the best Devon cows that is traditionally served on English scones for afternoon tea.
Everyone has heard of the British afternoon tea, but not everyone has heard of clotted cream that is traditionally served. I’m going to tell you the history behind the afternoon tea and also about clotted cream for afternoon tea along with a recipe.

CLOTTED CREAM FOR AFTERNOON TEA

INGREDIENTS
  • 1-16 ounce container pasteurized heavy cream

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Place a large heatproof bowl over a large saucepan of water (make sure the water is not touching the bottom of the bowl.
  • Add the cream to the bowl and bring the water to a simmer.
  • Using a candy thermometer, bring the temperature of the cream to 180 degrees F (82 degrees C) and maintain that temperature for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour, turn off the heat and remove the bowl from the boiler. Allow to cool, then wrap the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8-12 hours.
  • Skim the clotted cream off the top and put into a container with a lid.
  • Serve on a warm scone with strawberry jam.