Clotted cream is one of the most popular products at our Berlin store, and it’s something which people will come from far and wide to buy. Never a common sight to begin with, in these post-Brexit times it’s become ever more elusive. Even in a city the size of Berlin, it’s available from only a tiny number of outlets, and supply is patchy to say the least. We’re happy to say that Dalriata is one place where you can (usually) be sure of finding some. What’s more, our prices are some of the best you’ll find.
What is clotted cream?
Clotted cream is a delicacy most commonly associated with the southwest of England, in particular the counties of Devon and Cornwall. As the name implies, it’s a type of dairy cream, produced by heating cows’ milk in shallow pans for many hours, then leaving it to cool. This process forms “clots” of very rich, sweet cream with a distinctive grainy, almost crunchy texture. It is extremely thick compared to normal whipping cream, and contains about three times more fat.
How do you eat clotted cream?
Clotted cream is most commonly associated with cream tea. This indulgent afternoon snack is a particular specialty of the tea rooms of Devon and Cornwall, but can also be found all over England, and sometimes even further afield. A pot of tea is accompanied by scones, jam, and of course, clotted cream!
Despite what certain novels and TV shows might have you believe, afternoon cream teas are not an everyday occurrence in England. In fact, outside of very special occasions, most people would rarely indulge in such decadence. But don’t let that put you off – thanks to us, you can treat yourself whenever you like!
Why is clotted cream so hard to find?
We wish we knew! Sure, Brexit makes matters more complicated, but even before that it was a pretty rare sight. We know that some people make clotted cream themselves at home. While this is certainly an option, and a delicious one, it’s not a simple undertaking. It will tie up your oven for a long time and use a lot of energy. Much better to leave it to the professionals and simply pick up a jar at Dalriata whenever the mood takes you!