Clotted Cream ~ it's not just for Cream Teas, You Know!


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I am lucky enough to live in the beautiful county of Cornwall and everywhere we go we see tea rooms, cafes, pubs and hotels offering cream teas and so they should!! If you’ve got it flaunt it! 

Clotted cream is so gorgeous, however, that it is a good idea to use it in other ways too. Such as …


Clotted Cream Truffles


These are very easy!

200g dark chocolate
200g clotted cream
50g cocoa 

~  Melt the chocolate in accordance with the instructions for melting chocolate here.
~  Stir till smooth and then stir in the clotted cream.
~  Cool then chill.
~  Put the cocoa into shallow dish.
~  Divide the chilled goo into equal pieces, roll into balls and drop into the cocoa.
~  Roll the truffles in the cocoa to coat.
~  Like your hands – they will be deliciously mucky.
~  Store the truffles in the fridge till needed.


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recently had an inspiration and made some of these with Lindt’s lovely Salted Caramel Chocolate and they are so good, but I think next time, which won’t be long, I might roll them in crushed caramel. 

You can, of course, coat your truffles with anything you fancy; chopped chocolate, toasted coconut, coffee granules, pretty sprinkles, cinnamon sugar or vanilla sugar, chopped nuts, etc.




Clotted Cream Ice Cream


Makes not quite enough!

You will be gobsmacked, in a good way, by the easy-peasiness of this recipe!


250 ml Cornish clotted cream 
250 ml single cream 
200 g condensed milk 

~   Slowly whisk together the two creams till merged and then up the speed and whisk till thick.
~   Fold in the condensed milk.
~   Freeze

Take this ice cream out of the freezer for a few minutes before you need it so that it can "temper" or warm up a bit. Ice creams without the addition of alcohol, syrup or other sugary addition often need to soften a bit before serving. 


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This is based on my very simple, no-churn, egg free way of making ice cream which you can read more about here ~ Luscious Ice Creams without a Machine.

Thunder & Lightning!


Thunder & Lightning is, oddly enough, the Cornish name given to a combination of clotted cream and golden syrup. It is often served on toast or make Thunder & Lightning Ice Cream by simply rippling some golden syrup through the above ice cream before freezing.

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Add Clotted Cream to ...


Soup

Top a bowl of soup with clotted cream or purée a spoonful into soup as in this Mushroom, Garlic & Clotted Cream Soup.  



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Rich Creamy Scrambled Eggs


See here for how to make delicious creamy scrambled eggs  but add clotted cream at the end of cooking instead of butter or double cream 


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Potatoes

~   See here for how to make perfect mashed potato and replace the butter and milk with a good dollop of clotted cream. Or try …

~   Jacket Potatoes filled with a spoonful of clotted cream instead of the more usual butter or sour cream – works really well!

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Risotto 

It is normal to stir a knob of butter into risotto just before serving but serving but how about a spoonful of clotted cream instead? 


Here's how to make risotto.

Garlic Mushrooms 


Sauté mushrooms in a little garlic or other flavoured butter and then finish them off by stirring in some clotted cream. 


Something for the Gentlemen! 

This is an odd one … clotted cream is pleasant with crushed anchovies or anchovy paste (Gentleman’s Relish) on toast! 

Porridge  

I’ll be honest, I don’t like porridge (it’s the texture) but for some reason I always feel that it should be served with a little Drambuie stirred in, sprinkled with soft light brown sugar and topped with clotted cream. What do you think? If not, how about Thunder and Lightning Porridge?

Pancakes 

A dollop of clotted cream together with whatever other pancake topping you fancy. 



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Meringues

These are delicious sandwiched with clotted cream and served with summer fruits.

Here a basic easy meringue recipe with lots of variations, all of which would be happy filled with clotted cream!



Rice Pudding 

Just stir in some clotted cream with the jam. 



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The Perfect Cream Tea


Indubitably the jam should go on first when making a cream tea but this has been long disputed by our neighbours in Devon. Read how to make a cream tea correctly here together with scientific proof that jam first is the way to go!



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