If you imagine the smoothness of whipped cream, combined with the luxurious richness of butter, you have clotted cream. Originally an English staple, this thick and decadent cream makes an appearance on everything from teatime menus to the dinner table.
Few things are as perfect a match as clotted cream and scones. From humble beginnings as a way of preserving buffalo milk, the combination of a warm, fluffy pastry and dollop of creamy decadence is a tea-time favourite for the English and beyond.
Stirring a dollop into your mashed potatoes will instantly transform it from a standard side dish to the star of the dinner table. It also adds a decadent creamy touch to any soup, risotto or sauce. And of course, using it as a topping for anything sweet – from fresh berries to tarts and pies – is always a great idea.
Always use a clean, sealed container for storage and keep it in the refrigerator for up to a week (once opened, use within four days).