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 While social media channels have lately been brimming with arguments over wars and the election to come, a major debate at the Manhattan salon on a recent afternoon was the age-old question of what to put on one’s scone first: clotted cream or jam. Steven Kurutz, New York Times, 20 Dec. 2023 Afternoon tea starts at $50 (or $58 for a version that includes Prosecco) and includes finger sandwiches, freshly baked cakes, and scones served with jam and clotted cream in addition to your pot of tea. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 11 June 2023 In 1990, two days before Christmas, Perry held her first afternoon tea at Tea & Sympathy (108 Greenwich Ave.; tea service from $40): a two-tiered platter of finger sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, vanilla sponge cake, and hot black tea served in the daintiest of cups. David Kortava, The New Yorker, 17 Dec. 2021 Bring on the three-tiered cakes, mini sandwich towers, and Cornish clotted cream anything. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 11 Jan. 2023 Enjoy a $30 tea menu with pastries, scones, and clotted cream, and finger sandwiches Wednesday through Sunday. Kara Baskin,, 19 Jan. 2023 In addition to specialty coffees, the cafe serves a formal afternoon tea, with loose leaves in an individual teapot plus a choice of tea sandwiches, scones and clotted cream and jam, or a petite salad. Palak Jayswal, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Sep. 2022 Their basic cream tea service includes scones and clotted cream and a pot of loose-leaf tea. Pamela Wright,, 17 May 2022 Beyond its impressive menu, the restaurant’s elegant tea service, featuring Kiran’s own chai blend and scones presented with jam and clotted cream, is worth a try. Megha McSwain, Chron, 22 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

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 12 Jun. 2024.

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