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 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, "14 Fun Facts About Princess Diana’s Wedding," 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, "Where to order Mother’s Day takeout in Los Angeles and Orange County," 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,, "Belmont Manor in Elkridge hosting Monster Mash Murders," 10 Oct. 2019 Look for clotted cream — sold in small jars — near the deli cheese section at some stores. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Recipe: Royal wedding scones ready in less than an hour," 18 May 2018 Serve as is, chilled and with clotted cream, or a dollop of mascarpone. Skye Mcalpine, Vogue, "How to Host a Gorgeous Summer Dinner Party Without Cooking," 22 June 2018 If its newest member, Prince Louis, is present, grab a scone with clotted cream. Ruth Kinane,, "Toast Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with EW's official royal wedding drinking game," 18 May 2018 Nibbles include finger sandwiches, mini desserts and scones with clotted cream, strawberry champagne jam and lemon curd and 3 mini desserts. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "The best royal wedding viewing parties around Indianapolis," 7 May 2018 The Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester is hosting the early morning soiree in high British style – from Kir Royales to tea sandwiches and scones with clotted cream. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Watch the royal wedding in British high style at this Oakland County hotel," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of clotted cream

1542, in the meaning defined above

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17 Nov 2020

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“Clotted cream.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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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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