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Nicole: 3.5 stars
Elliott: Thumbs Up
- Devon Clotted Cream
- Strawberry Fruit Spread
The One PercentThis being our 10th blog post, we are officially 1% of the way through our journey through the book “1000 Foods to Eat Before You Die” by Mimi Sheraton. This being our first small milestone on a long journey we decided to head to Grandma Miller’s house and join cousins Addison and Finn for afternoon tea with scones and clotted cream, a favorite of the wealthy one per-centers in England.
Devon Clotted Cream
I’ve seen a few recipes for homemade clotted cream online. My mom even offered to make it for us, as it’s a time consuming project. However, we wanted to be really authentic and get the clotted cream from Devon, England. In America the most authentic clotted cream you can find is from the Devon Cream Company, which comes in jars. Obviously this isn’t the best clotted cream in the world, as it’s imported across the Atlantic. If you want the real deal fresh stuff you have to get on a plane. I was able to find the jars in Eugene at Market of Choice. They carry both Clotted Cream and Devon Double Cream. Apparently the difference between the two is that clotted cream is thicker and has a slightly more sour taste.
Strawberry Fruit SpreadTo go along with our clotted cream I picked up an organic strawberry fruit spread made in by Sweet Creek Foods in Elmira, Oregon, about 30 minutes from our house.
How is Clotted Cream Made?The Discovery Channel put together this nice short video on how clotted cream is made. It’s worth a quick watch.
Baking at Grandma’s HouseMy mom has always enjoyed hosting tea parties, and makes wonderful scones. She volunteered to host us and help the kids bake the scones from scratch. Oldest kids Elliott and Addison had a fun time with grandma mixing the scone ingredients together and watching grandma do the rolling, as Finn and Miles played on the floor. Nicole and I usually like to get our hands dirty cooking; but this was a fun time for grandma and the kids to make memories.
Pepperberries Scone RecipeMy mom got her scone recipe from family friend Tammy Berry who owns the kitchen store Pepperberries in Eugene.
- 2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
- 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 egg