clotted cream


Definition of clotted cream

: a thick cream made chiefly in England by slowly heating whole milk on which the cream has been allowed to rise and then skimming the cooled cream from the top

called also Devonshire cream

Examples of clotted cream in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Afternoon Tea Starter Pack ($32) includes six scones (2 blueberry, 2 cranberry orange, and 2 plain), strawberry jam, a jar of clotted cream, and a bag of loose-leaf tea. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 The 2019 leaps from the glass with strawberries and distinct yeastiness, with notes of sweet clotted cream, peaches, red-berry fruit, and candied rose petals, all of it electrically energetic. Brian Freedman, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 The show is full of regionalisms, like Bakewell tarts, clotted cream, mince pies, and pastoral aesthetics. Kate Yoder, Wired, 5 Dec. 2020 But only 120 or so received an invite to the official wedding meal, which featured such delicacies as strawberries and clotted cream, brill in lobster sauce, and cream of corn. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Nov. 2020 Tea comes with ginger walnut scones with clotted cream and jam, assorted tea sandwiches, sausage rolls, a glass of bubbly and more. Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2020 The tea will feature a bottomless pot of tea, scones with clotted cream and jam, tea savories and a delicious assortment of desserts. Susan Harrison,, 10 Oct. 2019 Look for clotted cream — sold in small jars — near the deli cheese section at some stores. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 18 May 2018 Serve as is, chilled and with clotted cream, or a dollop of mascarpone. Skye Mcalpine, Vogue, 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of clotted cream

1542, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of clotted cream was in 1542

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“Clotted cream.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of clotted cream

: a very thick kind of cream that is made and eaten especially in England


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