What to do when you’re craving clotted cream…
In principal I’m not a huge fan of baking, mostly because I’m so bad at it. I can’t be bothered with the tedium of exact measurements. So when I found a jar of English “luxury” clotted cream at the health food store (don’t ask) I caved, bought it, and then realized crap, I’m going to have to bake something to eat it on because as much as shamelessly as I love dairy products, eating clotted cream with a spoon would be a new low. Luckily Bartlett’s Farm sells one of those prepared mixes for scones (wouldn’t Sandra Lee be proud!) so all I had to do was add butter, milk, and some dried apricots (fancy!), roll out the dough, cut into triangles, pop them in the oven, yank’em out, douse them in clotted cream and strawberry rhubarb jam, and sink my teeth into creamy, salty, fruity, tangy goodness. I still have a half jar of clotted cream left though…creamer for coffee? yoghurt replacement? I’m about to get so fat.
Practical Info: Fruit Scone Mix by Bartlett’s Farm, address: 33 Bartlett Farm Road, Nantucket MA. Telephone: 508-228-9403.
Strawberry Rhubarb Jam by Nantucket Spreadables, telephone: 508-685-7817.
English Luxury Clotted Cream by The Devon Cream Company sold at Annye’s Whole Foods, address: 14 Amelia Drive. Telephone: 508-228-4554.